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Calochortus flexuosus (Winding mariposa lily)
Miller, Holmes O.

Calochortus flexuosus

Calochortus flexuosus S. Watson

Winding Mariposa Lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , UT


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

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 flexuosus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Calochortus flexuosus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Calochortus flexuosus


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

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