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Brodiaea /ˌbrˈdə, ˌbrdiˈə/,[citation needed] also known by the common name cluster-lilies, is a monocot genus of flowering plants.

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Brodiaea californica ssp. leptandra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Brodiaeoideae
Genus: Brodiaea
Type species
Brodiaea coronaria
(Salisb.) Jeps.

Hookera Salisb., rejected name


One school of thought places the genus in the family Themidaceae, while another school of thought places it in the subfamily Brodiaeoideae of the family Asparagaceae.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] The USDA Plants Database still classifies the genus Brodiaea in the family Liliaceae.[9]

Brodiaea species occur along the Pacific Coast region of North America, from British Columbia throughout California into the Baja California Peninsula.[10] They are especially common in northern California.[1]