Common Name Golden Stars
Latin Name Bloomeria crocea
Native Habitat Below 5,100 feet on dry southern California slopes
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, low to high organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month depending on soil
Height X Width 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Deciduous
Garden Suitability Butterfly
Ornamental Value Bright yellow flowers in spring, goes dormant in summer
Nature Value Butterflies use flowers
Native American Uses Bulbs eaten, bulbs ground into paste to close holes in seed gathering baskets
Links  
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+0000+1101+0093
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/1376.htm
    Images and data http://www.briargate.org/herbs/info/viewHerb.cfm?herbID=1271
    Images http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/goldenstars.html
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Bloomeria+crocea
    Images and data http://www.californiagardens.com/Plant_Pages/bloomeria_crocea.htm
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