Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Dichelostemma congestum

Family: Asparagaceae

Common name: OOKOW

Native to: Western United States


Type: perennial

Form: erect

Max height: 3 feet

Max width: 3 feet


magenta/purple, violet




Attracts wildlife: specific butterfly species

Exposure: sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil types: average, well drained

USDA Zones: zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: -10 to +40 °F

Water: drought tolerant