Taxon  Report   1303    
Calochortus pulchellus  (Benth.) Alph. Wood
Mount diablo globelily,  Mt. diablo fairy lantern
Calochortus pulchellus
© 1981 Steve Lowens
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Calochortus pulchellus
© 2014 James Gonsman
Calochortus pulchellus
© 2015 Karen Swift
Calochortus pulchellus, 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 pulchellus
© 2017 Joshua Borkowski
Genus: Calochortus
Communities: Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Calochortus rhodothecus
More information about  Calochortus pulchellus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 20, 2019).