Plant ID forum: Firecracker Lily (Brodiaea)

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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Jul 5, 2015 2:54 PM CST
I found beautiful flowers in the Southern Oregon coastal areas I can't identify. They were just flowers on stems and I found one with dead grass like foliage.
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bamira
Jul 5, 2015 4:19 PM CST
maybe Aphyllanthes monspeliensis
look how it looks from below flower

http://lionel.ribet.free.fr/pages/aphyllanthesmonspeliensis....
https://www.google.cz/search?q=Aphyllanthes+monspeliensis&bi... I tip my hat to you.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jul 5, 2015 5:30 PM CST
Maybe Brodiaea species, don't know which. Note the dying stringy foliage emerging from the base of the stem. Typical of this plant, the foliage dies back as the plant comes into bloom. A West Coast native.
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
Flowers are food for the soul.
Region: Oregon Bee Lover Butterflies Daylilies Dragonflies Frogs and Toads
Hummingbirder Irises Organic Gardener
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HighdesertNiki
Jul 5, 2015 5:49 PM CST
It looked like chiondoxia the very early blooming spring flowers you can buy as bulbs(?). These were in bloom in dry grass along the Chetco River and along the trails up little bald hills in the Redwoods during late June.
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
Flowers are food for the soul.
Region: Oregon Bee Lover Butterflies Daylilies Dragonflies Frogs and Toads
Hummingbirder Irises Organic Gardener
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HighdesertNiki
Jul 5, 2015 5:53 PM CST
Thank you for your responses. Looking up Google images Brodiaea and your description sounds like a match.
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jul 5, 2015 6:17 PM CST
I grow a cultivated version in my backyard, 'Queen Fabiola'. They reseed like crazy and now I make sure I pull every stem out before they go to seed.

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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
Flowers are food for the soul.
Region: Oregon Bee Lover Butterflies Daylilies Dragonflies Frogs and Toads
Hummingbirder Irises Organic Gardener
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HighdesertNiki
Jul 5, 2015 6:26 PM CST
Cool, I did manage to get some seeds and I was hoping they would adapt well to my garden.
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Region: Pacific Northwest Lilies Sempervivums Sedums
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pardalinum
Jul 5, 2015 6:30 PM CST
Beware, once you have them they are hard to get rid of. I tried digging mine out and found that the are scads of little bulblets that you can't get them all. I started with 6 little bulbs that I purchased and look what I have now! And this is a couple of years after I thought I dug them all out!

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