Taxon  Report   1268 
Calochortus argillosus  (Hoover) R. Zebell & P. Fiedler
Clay mariposa lily
Calochortus argillosus
© 2015 Aaron Schusteff
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Calochortus argillosus
© 2000 Steve Lowens
Calochortus argillosus
© 2011 Chris Winchell
Calochortus argillosus, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California.

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Calochortus argillosus
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Genus: Calochortus
Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Mariposa argillosa
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2016).

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