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Calochortus ambiguus (Arizona mariposa lily)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Calochortus ambiguus

Calochortus ambiguus (M.E. Jones) Ownbey

Arizona Mariposa Lily, Doubting Mariposa Lily, Arizona Mariposa Tulip

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Calochortus watsonii var. ambiguus

USDA Symbol: CAAM4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Umbel
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Distribution: Utah south through New Mexico and Arizona to Sonora and Chihuahua in northern Mexico

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-12-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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