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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ithuriel's Spear blooming in Gualala

Its bloom is just about over but I wanted to share this beautiful member of the Lily family - Ithuriel's Spear, Triteleia laxa. This particular plant is growing next to a neighbor's fence.  Bees and butterflies visit this flower often. It's a California native and it grows from a corm, which is edible.


Frank Drouillard said...

Funny, that same flower sent me to the botany books about a month ago when I saw it blooming on Open Space in the Novato area. Truly a beautiful wild flower.

BTW, my word verification for this post was "dumshe."

Jeanne Jackson said...

Yes, it is. Not sure about the "dumshe" verification tho. :-)