Taxon  Report   1268    
Calochortus argillosus  (Hoover) Zebell & P. L. Fiedl.
Clay mariposa lily
Calochortus argillosus
© 2018 Gary McDonald
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Calochortus argillosus
© 2018 Cynthia Griffin
Calochortus argillosus
© 2018 Gary McDonald
Calochortus argillosus, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California.

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Calochortus argillosus
© 2018 Gary McDonald
Genus: Calochortus
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Mariposa argillosa
More information about  Calochortus argillosus
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 17, 2019).