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Pretty face or golden brodiaea (Triteleia ixioides) - closeup of flower and flower buds

Pretty face or golden brodiaea (Triteleia ixioides) - closeup of flower and flower buds

Triteleia ixioides

Pretty face

You will also see this plant referred to by its former botanical name of Brodiaea ixioides.  Pretty face or golden brodiaea is a California native that grows from corms (bulb-like structures).  It has slender grass-like leaves and in late spring to early summer puts out a flower stalk that can grow to 2' tall.  The flowers are about 1" across and bright golden yellow with a purple-black mid-rib and veins.

You will also see this plant referred to by its former botanical name of Brodiaea ixioides.  Pretty face or golden brodiaea is a California native that grows from corms (bulb-like structures).  It has slender grass-like leaves and in late spring to early summer puts out a flower stalk that can grow to 2' tall.  The flowers are about 1" across and bright golden yellow with a purple-black mid-rib and veins.

Plant in a sunny location and allow the soil around the corms to dry out during the summer.  The leaves will die back after the plant has finished blooming and the plant will then go dormant until the winter rains start again.




Triteleia ixioides Characteristics

Attributes

  • California native
  • Cold Tolerant

Flower color

  • Yellow

Foliage color

  • Green

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Upright

Exposure

  • Full sun - Coast
  • Morning sun

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Spring

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Spring

Your soil type

  • Dry Soil

Suggested uses

  • Median strip
  • Under CA native oaks
  • Container
  • Meadow

Plants that work well with Triteleia ixioides ''

Hollow romulus Hollow romulus (Romulea subfistulosa)