At first glance, this might be mistaken for Golden Brodiaea (Triteleia ixioides). But the narrow, strap-like perianth lobes are distinctly different. More important, the filament bases are expanded to form a nectar cup. This cup has shallow to awned cusps between the upper, thread-like parts of the filaments. The filaments are strongly exserted, and parallel to each other.
There are two varieties of this species, both called “Common Goldenstar”. This is essentially identical to var. aurea, except that the nectar cup cusps are very shallow and not awn-like, < 1 mm long. An uncommon plant, generally found in the southeastern part of the county, but also on Cachagua Road.