Photo by Mark
Among the most beautiful of all western
is Triteleia bridgesii, from California. The flowers are
exceptionally large and showy for the size of the plant,
forming open umbels 6" across, on stems 12" tall.
Notice that there are two color forms; the one with
the halo of white is my favorite. Easily grown in
sandy soil over a clay base. Flowers mid June
through mid July.
can be difficult to get a sense of scale from close-up
photographs. Click on the following link for an updated
photo taken June 2002, for a better sense of the large
size of the impressive umbels of
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