Calflora
Taxon  Report   1264    
Calochortus albus  (Benth.) Douglas ex Benth.
White fairy lantern,  White globe lily
Calochortus albus
© 1981 Steve Lowens
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Calochortus albus
© 2018 Bill Schmidt
Calochortus albus
© 2018 Elinor Gates
Calochortus albus, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Calochortus albus
© 2018 Nancy Poss
Family: LILIACEAE  
Genus: Calochortus
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Calochortus albus var. rubellus
More information about  Calochortus albus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAAL2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).