brodiaea

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Related to Brodiea: Brodiaea elegans
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Noun1.brodiaea - any of several plants of the genus Brodiaea having basal grasslike leaves and globose flower heads on leafless stems resembling those of genus Alliumbrodiaea - any of several plants of the genus Brodiaea having basal grasslike leaves and globose flower heads on leafless stems resembling those of genus Allium
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Brodiaea - genus of western United States bulbous plants with basal leaves and variously colored flowers; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae
Brodiaea elegans, elegant brodiaea - brodiaea having an umbel of violet or blue-violet flowers atop a leafless stalk; northern Oregon to southern California
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With names, the patterns of that coastal California landscape emerged: milkmaids that bloomed first, brodiea whose bulbs the Miwok ate, miners lettuce and thimbleberries that I ate, buckeyes that flowered at the same time as Junes feral hedge roses and lost their leaves earliest in the fail.