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Calochortus catalinae  S. Watson
Catalina mariposa lily
Calochortus catalinae is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).
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~950 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Genus: Calochortus
Family: Liliaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Calochortus catalinae from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CACA5)

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[Wikipedia] Distribution, Description: Calochortus catalinae is a species of mariposa lily known by the common name Santa Catalina mariposa lily. Distribution The bulb is endemic to Southern California. It is native along the coastline in grasslands and open chaparral and woodlands habitats, especially on the Channel Islands and in the Santa Monica Mountains. It is also found in other Transverse Ranges, the Santa Ana Mountains of the Peninsular Ranges, and the Outer South California Coast Ranges. Description Description Calochortus catalinae produces long basal leaves and tall, branching stems up to 60 centimeters high. The purple-tinted sepals are up to 3 centimeters long and the longer petals are usually white or very pale pink with a blotch of purple or deep red at the bases. The bowl of the petals may have sparse long hairs. The anthers are usually light in color, often pink. They are also perennial. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/25/2024).