Taxon  Report   1281    
Calochortus excavatus  Greene
Inyo County star tulip,  Owens Valley mariposa lily
Calochortus excavatus
© 2008 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Calochortus excavatus
© 2017 Aaron Schusteff
Calochortus excavatus
© 2010 James M. Andre
Calochortus excavatus, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Plant Characteristics
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Calochortus excavatus
© 2016 John Doyen
Genus: Calochortus
Communities: Shadscale Scrub

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Calochortus excavatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 23, 2019).