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Calochortus luteus (Yellow mariposa lily)
Miller, Holmes O.

Calochortus luteus

Calochortus luteus Douglas ex Lindl.

Yellow mariposa lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s):

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: 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.

Benefit

Use Food: Bulb consumed by indigenous peoples.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Calochortus luteus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Calochortus luteus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Calochortus luteus

Metadata

Record Modified: 2008-10-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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