|Blue Dicks, Dichelostemma capitatum; With Owl Clover.|
Photo Taken March 16, 2005 Lake Pleasant.
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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.
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,
Soil pH requirements:
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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