Home | Arizona y Sonora > Desert wildflowers > Blue to purple flowers > Brodiea
Common names: bluedicks, covena, desert hyacinth, grassnuts, Papago lily.
Perennial, Lily Family.
Blooms February to May. Oregon south to California and into southwestern New Mexico.
10-14 inches (25-35 cm), single leaf with smooth edges like an onion.
Common on open slopes and mesas below 5,000 feet. Tohono O'odham and Akimel O'odham Indians ate the small bulbs in Arizona and Sonora. Early white settlers also ate them and called them grassnuts.
Browse blue to purple: Allionia | Brodiea | Chia | Globe mallow | Robust hedgehog cactus | Larkspur | Lupine | Phacelia | Purplemat
Browse color tocs: white to cream | yellow to yellow-orange | pink to red-orange | blue to purple | green, etc.
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