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Calochortus apiculatus (Pointedtip mariposa lily)
Glase, Terry

Calochortus apiculatus

Calochortus apiculatus Baker

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


From the Image Gallery

11 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Leaf Apex: Acuminate
Inflorescence: Umbel
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: White or yellowish white, sometimes streaked with purple.


Canada: AB , BC

Web Reference

Webref 62 - Burke Herbarium Image Collection (2020) University of Washington
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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