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New leaves appear above ground by January in years with adequate moisture. They may grow in this vetegtative state for several years without blooming.
PERENNIAL HERB: Generally can only be seen in early to mid spring.
Underground bulb remains dormant through hot and dry seasons, sometimes for
years at a time, producing leaves and flowers only when desert rains finally
soak the ground bringing favorable conditions.
FRUIT: Pods with three valve-sections.
Liliaceae -- Lily Family
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