Taxon  Report   1280    
Calochortus elegans  Pursh
Elegant star tulip,  Northwestern mariposa lily
Calochortus elegans, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

Bloom Period
Genus: Calochortus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Serpentine affinity: 2; (weak indicator)

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Calochortus elegans var. nanus
More information about  Calochortus elegans
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 27, 2020).