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Calochortus plummerae (Plummer's mariposa lily)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Calochortus plummerae

Calochortus plummerae Greene

Plummer's mariposa lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)


USDA Symbol: CAPL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry


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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2010-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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