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Miller, Holmes O.
Calochortus luteus Douglas ex Lindl.
Yellow mariposa lily
USDA Symbol: CALU9
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
The slender stems of this plant bear a few narrow leaves and at the top 1-4 large, deep yellow, bell-shaped flowers in an umbel-like cluster.
This species and some others frequently reproduce asexually by means of small bulblets in the leaf axils, which drop to the ground and grow into new plants.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
California Coast Ranges and western foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Native Habitat:
Heavy soil in grassland and open forests at low elevations.
BenefitUse Food: Bulb
consumed by indigenous peoples. Conspicuous Flowers:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2008-10-20
Research By: TWC Staff