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Calochortus clavatus  S. Watson  var. pallidus  (Hoover) P. L. Fiedl. & Zebell
Clubhair mariposa lily,   Pale yellow mariposa
Calochortus clavatus var. pallidus is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Parent: Calochortus clavatus
Genus: Calochortus
Family: Liliaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Ultramafic affinity: 1.6 - weak indicator
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSCalochortus clavatus ssp. pallidus
Information about  Calochortus clavatus var. pallidus from other sources
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This plant is available commercially.
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[Wikipedia] Description, Varieties: Calochortus clavatus is a species of mariposa lily known by the common name clubhair mariposa lily. It is endemic to California where it is found in forests and on chaparral slopes.[1] Description The Calochortus clavatus lily produces tall stems up to 1 metre (3.3 ft) in height and only basal leaves.[2] Atop the stem is a lily bloom with sepals up to 4 centimeters long. The petals are up to 5 centimeters long and yellow with a darker line or series of bands near the base, which are often red. The cup of the flower is filled with hairs which have clubbed ends. The anthers are often deep purple.[2] The capsule fruit is up to 9 centimeters long.[2] Calochortus clavatus var. pallidus, San Luis Obispo County Varieties Varieties of Calochortus clavatus include:[1][3] Calochortus clavatus var. avius northwestern Sierra Nevada foothills[4] Calochortus clavatus var. clavatus [5] Calochortus clavatus var. gracilis slender Mariposa lily; western Transverse Ranges (San Gabriels, Santa Susanas, Santa Monicas, & Simi Hills.)[6] Calochortus clavatus var. pallidus[7] Calochortus clavatus var. recurvifolius Arroyo de la Cruz mariposa lily; southern outer Coast Range north of Arroyo de la Cruz Piedras Blancos, San Luis Obispo County.[8][9] (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

[www.wildflower.org] Description: Plant Characteristics Duration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit Type: Capsule Size Notes: Branched stem up to about 3 feet tall. Leaf: Leaves up to about 8 inches long, withering by anthesis. Bloom Information Bloom Color: Yellow Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul Bloom Notes: With hairs, and sometimes reddish brown blotches, near base of petals. Distribution USA: CA (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/04/2023).