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soundararajan50
28-05-2014, 06:12 AM
Brodiaea

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Brodiaea is known as cluster lily. It is also known as Harvest Brodiaea and Elegant Cluster Lily. It is a native of California and Oregon and grows in meadows and woodlands.

It is perennial and produces a stout stem-like inflorescence 50 c.m tall! Showy and attractive flowers in shades of purple bloom! Flowers are 10 c.m long and have six curving petals.

The flowers are late bloomers and are seen in the month of May. The leaves are narrow and long.

The small onion-like bulbs of this plant were eaten by the native Americans. They called it “grass nuts”.

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