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Calochortus amabilis Purdy
Diogenes' lantern, Yellow Globe Lily
USDA Symbol: CAAM3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
Northern California. Native Habitat:
Dry slopes in brush and open woods.
BenefitUse Food: Bulb
consumed by indigenous peoples. Conspicuous Flowers:
Record Last Modified: 2008-10-20
Research By: TWC Staff