Taxon  Report   1299    
Calochortus palmeri  S. Watson  var. palmeri 
Palmer's mariposa lily
Calochortus palmeri var. palmeri
© 2005 Chris Wagner, SBNF
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Calochortus palmeri var. palmeri
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Calochortus palmeri var. palmeri
© 2005 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Calochortus palmeri var. palmeri, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Calochortus palmeri var. palmeri
© 2016 Ron Vanderhoff
Genus: Calochortus
Parent: Calochortus palmeri
Communities: Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Calochortus paludicola
More information about  Calochortus palmeri var. palmeri
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 15, 2019).