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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. pauciflorum (Blue Dicks, Wild Hyacinth, coberia, cobena, ajo blanco)

Cabeza Prieta Peak

 

 Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. pauciflorum

 Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. pauciflorum

 Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. pauciflorum

Habitat: rocky slopes, bajadas
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: basal leaves
Flower Color: violet or indigo or blue or purple
Flowering Period: Feb. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Asparagaceae (asparagus family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 5. Monocots except grasses. Phytoneuron 2013-76, 1-59 page 16 (4.6 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. pauciflorum (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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