Six feet tall and blooming in Portland: What is it?

Sat, 09 Jun 2018 16:42:37 PDT
Definitely could still be D. maritima. Here in Berkeley, they thrive during
wet winters and bloom in very early spring.
Paul Licht

On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 3:35 PM, Pamela Slate <> wrote:

> Jim and Charles,
> No image here either but it can't be D. maritima. It's an arid lands plant
> and here in North Scottsdale, Arizona, I have a small forest of them. They
> bake, dry all summer, leafless until after flowering in late summer
> (hysteranthous) after our scant (of late) monsoon rains. They leaf out in
> fall and are green all winter when they receive supplemental water.
> On the mystery bulbs page of the wiki, scroll down to a submission by Bob
> Hoel showing plants in flower in the Atlas Mountains of Marrakech. I
> believe this to be D. maritima.
> Would love to see a photo which can be attached like any other attachment
> that is emailed.
> All best,
> Pamela Slate
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