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Calochortus pulchellus (Mount diablo fairy-lantern)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Calochortus pulchellus

Calochortus pulchellus Douglas ex Benth.

Mount Diablo Fairy-lantern

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Calochortus rhodothecus

USDA Symbol: CAPU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul



Growing Conditions

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


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

Additional resources

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


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

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