Taxon  Report   1313 
Calochortus venustus  Benth.
Butterfly mariposa lily
Calochortus venustus
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Calochortus venustus
© 2016 Steven Thorsted
Calochortus venustus
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Calochortus venustus, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Calochortus venustus
© 2002 George W. Hartwell
Genus: Calochortus
Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Calochortus venustus var. carolii
PLANTS: Calochortus venustus var. purpurascens
PLANTS: Calochortus venustus var. sanguineus
PLANTS: Calochortus venustus var. sulphureus
More information about  Calochortus venustus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 18, 2018).

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