Taxon  Report   1280 
Calochortus elegans  Pursh
Elegant star tulip,  Northwestern mariposa lily
Calochortus elegans
© 2008 Christopher L. Christie
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Calochortus elegans
© 2013 Jason Matthias Mills
Calochortus elegans
© 2013 John Doyen
Calochortus elegans, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Calochortus elegans
© 2015 John Doyen
Genus: Calochortus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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TJM2: Calochortus elegans var. nanus
More information about  Calochortus elegans
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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 23, 2016).

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