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Calochortus superbus (Yellow mariposa)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Calochortus superbus

Calochortus superbus Purdy ex J.T. Howell

Yellow Mariposa

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Calochortus luteus var. citrinus

USDA Symbol: CASU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: Height 12-15 inches.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

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



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade


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


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

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