Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!

Share

Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or choose a plant family:
Calochortus amabilis (Diogenes' lantern)
Reveal, James L.

Calochortus amabilis

Calochortus amabilis Purdy

Diogenes' Lantern, Yellow Globe Lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s):

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 plant's scientific name, which translates as "lovable, beautiful grass."

 

From the Image Gallery

35 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Distribution: Northern California.
Native Habitat: Dry slopes in brush and open woods.

Benefit

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

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2019-04-15
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back