Calochortus amabilis Purdy
Diogenes' lantern, Yellow Globe Lily
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: CAAM3
Deep, clear yellow, egg-shaped flowers hanging in an open branched cluster.
The nodding, yellow flowers are a delight to behold, as indicated by the plants scientific name, which translates as lovable, beautiful grass.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Native Distribution: Northern California.
Native Habitat: Dry slopes in brush and open woods.
BenefitUse Food: Bulb consumed by indigenous peoples.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
BibliographyBibref 1218 - Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources (2006) Anderson, M. Kat
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Calochortus amabilis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Calochortus amabilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Calochortus amabilis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-10-20
Research By: TWC Staff