Perennial herbs, with bulbs, or corms.
Leaves mostly linear, entire. Fls.
in scapose umbels subtended by membraneous bracts.
Fls. perfect, the perianth of 6 segms.
or lobes, usually petaloid. Stamens
usually 6 inserted in the throat or on the base of the segms; filaments filiform
or thickened; anthers introrse. Ovary
superior, 3-loculed; style 1; stigma usually three lobed. Many valuable horticulturally and economically.
Upper Newport Bay species within the family.
Bloomeria crocea #
Dichelostemma pulchellum var. pulchellum #