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image: Large-Flower Tritelia
Photograph from Lewis and Clark Herbarium/Academy of Natural Sciences
Large-Flower Tritelia

Triteleia grandiflora



First Noted by Expedition
April 17, 1806, at The Dalles, Oregon.
 

Description
Pale or deep blue, narrowly bell-shaped flowers bloom in an umbel at the top of a leafless stem that has one or two grasslike basal leaves. Flowers about 0.8 in (2 cm) wide. Height: 8-28 in (20-70 cm).
 

Habitat
In grassy areas, among sagebrush, or in pine forests.
 

Range
Southern British Columbia south on the east side of the Cascade Mountains to southeastern Oregon; eastward to western Montana, western Wyoming, and northern Utah.
 

Note
The ruffled, petal-like segments make this flower unusual.

Species information from enature.com
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