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Calochortus plummerae  Greene
Plummer's mariposa lily
Calochortus plummerae 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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~589 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, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Calochortus plummerae from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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[Wikipedia] Description, Range: Calochortus plummerae is a species of mariposa lily known by the common name Plummer's mariposa lily.[3] It is endemic to Southern California where it is found along the coast, inland hills, and some Transverse Ranges and Peninsular Ranges.[4][3] It is a member of the chaparral, grasslands, and lower montane coniferous forest plant communities.[3][4] The species is named in honor of American botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon (1836 ? 1923).[5] Description Calochortus plummerae produces thin, branching stems and a few long curling leaves.[6] Atop the stem is a lily bloom with long, pointed sepals and petals which may be up to 4 centimeters long. The petals are pink, lavender, or white with a wide yellow band across the middle. They are hairy inside and sometimes fringed with hairs. The center contains large whitish or yellowish anthers.[6] Flowers are present from May to July.[3][4] The fruit capsule is up to 8 centimeters long.[6] (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: 05/25/2024).