Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database

Dichelostemma congestum (Field Cluster Lily, Harvest Lily)


 Plantae – Plants


 Tracheobionta – Vascular plants


 Spermatophyta – Seed plants


 Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants


 Liliopsida – Monocotyledons






 Liliaceae – Lily family


 Dichelostemma Kunth – snakelily


 Dichelostemma congestum (Sm.) Kunth – ookow

A native lily found on Vancouver Island, in Washington, in large quantities in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and as far south as northern California.

The flower clusters have a short stem or peduncle, causing them to look crowded or congested as the name implies.

The flowers are pale lavender to blue with tepals that are rounded at the ends.

Field Cluster Lily is found in dry grassy areas and low rocky elevations and requires little or no additional water once planted.

Northwest native perennials in this family are a wonderful addition to a natural wildflower prairie setting.

USDA zones 5-8.

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