Taxon  Report   1304    
Calochortus raichei  Farwig & V. Girard
The cedars fairy lantern
Calochortus raichei
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Calochortus raichei
© 2005 Steve Lowens
Calochortus raichei
© and Buff Corsi 2002 California Academy of Sciences
Calochortus raichei, 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 raichei
© 2005 Steve Lowens
Genus: Calochortus
Communities: Chaparral, Closed-cone Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 6.2; (strict endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Calochortus raichei
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

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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).