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Family Name:      Liliaceae  =  Lily  Family
Scientific Name: previous scientific nameCalochortus next scientific name      plant name pronunciation
Common Name: Mariposa Lily
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                 Calochortus  =   Mariposa Lily      (Unit 068)   

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Distribution:  About 60 species in western North America; from North and South Dakot to British Columbia, south to Guatemala.


Hardiness Zone:  USDA Zones 5-10       (view USDA zone map)

Size:   1-2 ft.

Form:   Bulbous perennial.


Stem/Bud:   Flowering stems are erect, forked or branched and leafy.

Leaves:   Leaves are narrow and grass-like.

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Flower:   Flowers are white, yellow, pink or purple with darker bases; flowering May, June, to July. Flowers are cup-shaped, 3-4 in. wide, nodding and have 3 large inner petals and three small outer petals. Petals are fan-shaped and slightly curl back at the ends.

Fruit:   Fruit are capsules.

Uses:   Use in beds, borders, containers, as cutflowers or in rock gardens.


Culture:   Grow in full sun to part-shade in loose, well-drained soil.


Notes:   60 species. Greek for beautiful grass.

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