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Dipterostemon is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the family Asparagaceae. Its only species is Dipterostemon capitatus, synonym Dichelostemma capitatum,[1] known by the common names blue dicks, purplehead and brodiaea (alternately spelled brodiea and brodeia[3]), native to the Western United States (particularly Arizona, California, Oregon, Utah, and New Mexico) and northwest Mexico.[4]

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Brodiaeoideae
Genus: Dipterostemon
D. capitatus
Binomial name
Dipterostemon capitatus
(Benth.) Rydb.[2]
  • Brodiaea capitata Benth.
  • Dichelostemma pulchellum var. capitatum (Benth.) Reveal
  • Hookera capitata (Benth.) Kuntze
  • Milla capitata (Benth.) Baker