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Blue Dicks, Dichelostemma capitatum.

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Blue Dicks, Dichelostemma capitatum; With Owl Clover.
Photo Taken March 16, 2005 Lake Pleasant.
Blue Dicks, Dichelostemma capitatum. Also called Wild-hyacinth, Desert Hyacinth, or Common Brodiaea. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.Blue Dicks, Dichelostemma capitatum. Also called Wild-hyacinth, Desert Hyacinth, or Common Brodiaea. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
Blue Dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum.
Blue Dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum.

Blue Dicks.
Dichelostemma capitatum, Lily Family ( Liliaceae ), Blue Dicks. Also called Wild-hyacinth, Desert Hyacinth, or Common Brodiaea.

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A monocot, forb/herb, perennial plant of the Liliaceae family. Grown from a bulb. Native to the United States of America.


Quick Notes:

Height: About 12 - 24 inches.

Flowers: The blue - violet flowers are clustered at the end of a tall stalk. Sometimes white flowers, six petals. They are bell-shaped. They have three sepals and three petals all petal-like, in two series. The flower tube measures 1/8 to 1/2 inch. There are six stamens which are fused to the perianth and into a crown-like tube.

Flowering Time: March to May.

Leaves: Slender, two basal, generally keeled leaves that disappear in the summer.

Found: Native to the Mediterranean Basin and it was introduced to North America in the eighteenth century,

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Elevation: Can be found from 0 - 4,000 Feet..

Habitat: On cultivated land, roadsides, yards. It also can be found in perennial fields. It prefers well-drained, clayey, loamy, or sandy soil.

Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken March 16, 2005 near Lake Pleasant, Arizona.

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