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Calochortus tolmiei (Tolmie star-tulip)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Calochortus tolmiei

Calochortus tolmiei Hook. & Arn.

Tolmie Star-tulip

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Calochortus caeruleus var. maweanus, Calochortus coeruleus var. maweanus, Calochortus elegans var. lobbii, Calochortus maweanus, Calochortus purdyi


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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




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

Web Reference

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-31
Research By: TWC Staff

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