Taxon  Report   1280 
Calochortus elegans  Pursh
Elegant star tulip,  Northwestern mariposa lily

Calochortus elegans
© 2008 Christopher L. Christie
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
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Calochortus elegans var. nanus
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 01, 2015).

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