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Calochortus clavatus  S. Watson  var. recurvifolius  (Hoover) P. L. Fiedl. & Zebell
Arroyo de la cruz mariposa lily
Calochortus clavatus var. recurvifolius is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
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Observation Search
~12 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Parent: Calochortus clavatus
Genus: Calochortus
Family: Liliaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Coastal Prairie

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + CNPS + PLANTSCalochortus clavatus ssp. recurvifolius
Information about  Calochortus clavatus var. recurvifolius from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CACLR3)

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[Wikipedia] 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. 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)


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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]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/13/2024).