Taxon  Report   1313    
Calochortus venustus  Douglas ex Benth.
Butterfly mariposa lily
Calochortus venustus
© 2018 John L. Thompson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Calochortus venustus
© 2015 Karen Swift
Calochortus venustus
© 2015 Karen Swift
Calochortus venustus, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Calochortus venustus
© 2017 Robert Barnard
Genus: Calochortus
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Calochortus venustus var. carolii
PLANTS: Calochortus venustus var. purpurascens
PLANTS: Calochortus venustus var. sanguineus
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More information about  Calochortus venustus
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 18, 2019).