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Calochortus argillosus

Calochortus argillosus (Hoover) R. Zebell & P. Fiedler

Clay Mariposa Lily

Liliaceae (Lily family)


USDA Symbol: CAAR44

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scape up to about 2 feet tall.
Leaf: Leaves up to about 1 foot long, withering by anthesis.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Lower part of petal with red and yellow blotch.



Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-10-21
Research By: CBR

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