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Calochortus caeruleus (Beavertail grass)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Calochortus coeruleus

Calochortus coeruleus (Kellogg) S. Watson

Beavertail Grass

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Calochortus caeruleus, Calochortus caeruleus var. fimbriatus, Calochortus coeruleus var. fimbriatus, Cyclobothra caerulea, Cyclobothra coerulea

USDA Symbol: CACO3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White




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

Find Seed or Plants

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:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


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

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