Calflora
Taxon  Report   1305    
Calochortus simulans  (Hoover) Munz
San luis obispo mariposa lily
Calochortus simulans
© 2011 Aaron E. Sims
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Calochortus simulans
© 2011 Aaron E. Sims
Calochortus simulans, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Calochortus simulans
© 2011 Aaron E. Sims
Family: LILIACEAE  
Genus: Calochortus
Communities: Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Mariposa simulans
More information about  Calochortus simulans
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CASI7)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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