Calochortus greenei

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 14: 264. 1879.

Common names: Greene’s mariposa-lily
IllustratedEndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 129. Mentioned on page 121, 130.

Stems usually branching, 1–3 dm. Leaves: basal persistent, ca. 2 dm; blade glabrous adaxially. Inflorescences 1–5-flowered. Flowers erect; perianth open, campanulate; sepals 25–30 mm; petals purplish, with darker purple abaxial crescent distal to gland, 30–40 mm, not ciliate at base, ± hairy; glands deeply depressed, bordered proximally by wide ciliate membrane, distally by short hairs. Capsules erect, 3-winged, ellipsoid, 20–25 mm. Seeds irregular.

Phenology: Flowering mid summer.
Habitat: Shrubby hillsides, open woodlands, dry soils and slopes
Elevation: 700–1100 m


Of conservation concern.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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P. L. Fiedler +  and R. K. Zebell +
S. Watson +
Greene’s mariposa-lily +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
700–1100 m +
Shrubby hillsides, open woodlands, dry soils and slopes +
Flowering mid summer. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
Illustrated +, Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
Calochortus greenei +
Calochortus +
species +