Taxon  Report   1277 
Calochortus coeruleus  (Kellogg) S. Watson
Blue star tulip
Calochortus coeruleus
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Calochortus coeruleus
© 2002 Margaret Sidells
Calochortus coeruleus, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Calochortus coeruleus
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: LILIACEAE  
Genus: Calochortus
Communities:
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.5 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Calochortus caeruleus var. fimbriatus
PLANTS: Calochortus caeruleus
PLANTS: Calochortus coeruleus var. fimbriatus
PLANTS: Cyclobothra caerulea
PLANTS: Cyclobothra coerulea
More information about  Calochortus coeruleus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 29, 2016).

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