Species Details

Brodiaea rosea ssp. vallicola

valley brodiaea

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Photo of Brodiaea rosea ssp. vallicola
© 2011 Steven Perry
Scientific Name:
Brodiaea rosea (Greene) Baker ssp. vallicola R.E. Preston
Common Name:
valley brodiaea
Family: Themidaceae
Element Code: PMLIL0C0K2
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial bulbiferous herb
Blooming Period: Apr-May(Jun)
10 - 335 meters
35 - 1100 feet
General Habitat:
  • Valley and foothill grassland
  • Vernal pools
General Micro Habitat: Silt
Micro Habitat:
  • Alluvial Terraces
  • Gravelly
  • Sandy
Threatened by urbanization. Previously assigned to B. coronaria; differentiated by staminodes strongly inrolled, tapering to an apex vs. staminodes flat to incurved, uniformly wide from base to obtuse apex in B. coronaria. Similar to B. rosea ssp. rosea, but with perianth always violet, most floral characters longer, and with a disjunct distribution in non-serpentine habitats along the eastern edge of the Great Valley. See Systematic Botany 38(4):1012-1028 (2013) for original description.
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Butte (BUT), Calaveras (CAL), Nevada (NEV), Placer (PLA), Sacramento (SAC), San Joaquin (SJQ), Sutter (SUT), Yuba (YUB)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Buffalo Creek (3812152), Camp Far West (3912113), Carbondale (3812141), Carmichael (3812153), Cherokee (3912165), Chico (3912167), Citrus Heights (3812163), Clements (3812121), Folsom (3812162), Goose Creek (3812131), Hamlin Canyon (3912166), Honcut (3912135), Jenny Lind (3812017), Lincoln (3812183), Nord (3912178), Pleasant Grove (3812174), Rio Linda (3812164), Roseville (3812173), Sacramento East (3812154), Salt Spring Valley (3812016), Shippee (3912156), Sloughhouse (3812142), Smartville (3912123), Valley Springs SW (3812018), Wallace (3812028)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads