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Flora:Bicolored Cluster Lily

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Bicolored Cluster Lilies at Memaloose (Steve Hart)
Triteleia grandiflora var. howellii (formerly Brodiaea howellii)
Lily Family

Alternate Names: Douglas' Brodiaea, Howell's Tritelia, Largeflower Tritelia, Largeflowered Tritelia

Color White.jpg
Petals Whitesix.jpg
Origin Native.jpg
Status Common.jpg




Bicolored Cluster Lily grows in grassy areas all over Oregon and western Washington.

Catherine Creek (Steve Hart)
Catherine Creek (Steve Hart)
Rowena Plateau (Steve Hart)
Rowena Plateau (Steve Hart)
Memaloose (Steve Hart)

Tips on identifying Cluster Lilies

Cluster Lilies typically grow in rocky, grassy areas. The have basal leaves and long flowering stalks that have an umbel or cluster of flowers at the top.

light purple flowers Douglas' Cluster Lily Triteleia grandiflora ssp. grandiflora
white flowers with blue center stripe, flowers are tubular with joined petals Bicolored Cluster Lily Triteleia grandiflora ssp. howellii
white flowers with blue center stripe, flowers are not tubular; petals not joined Hyacinth Cluster Lily Triteleia hyacinthina


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