Origin Of Genus Name: Triteleia is Greek for "three complete" because all flower parts are in three's.
Presidio Locations: Found in serpentine grasslands and coastal prairie; occasionally on inland dunes.
Range In State: Central California to Cascade Range.
Description: This native, perennial species in the Lily Family has leaves 8 to 16 inches long and 2 to 8 inches wide. The blue-purple to white flowers occur in clusters at the end of a long stem. Blooms May to July.
Native Californian Uses: The bulbs were gathered with a digging stick and eaten by the Karuk, Pomo, Yuki, Wailaki, Coast Miwok, and Maidu.
Last updated: February 28, 2015