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Authors: Torr.  

Botanical Description

Leaves broadly elliptic to oblong, 10-20cm long, sometimes more, boldly veined and spotted or mottled purple. Flowers solitary on sharply three-angled 10-20cm long pedicels, the sepals narrowly ovate, 1.4-1.7cm long, olive-green with red-purple veining, the petals horn-like, erect, late winter to early spring, depending on temperature. California, in redwood forest and moist shaded slopes from sea level to 450m. Grows well in peat bed conditions, self-sowing where suited.

Plant Portrait: Scoliopus bigelovii