Leichtlin's Mariposa Lily 2010

Mt Dana, Yosemite, August 2010

  • Calochortus leichtlinii Hook. f.
  • Smoky mariposa
  • Liliaceae (Lily Family)
  • USDA Symbol: CALE3
  • USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.

Calochortus leichtlinii is a species of flowering plant in the lily family known by the common names Leichtlin's Mariposa and smokey mariposa. It is native to the Sierra Nevada and Modoc Plateau of California and adjacent parts of Oregon and Nevada. It grows in coniferous forest and chaparral habitats. It is a perennial herb producing an erect, unbranching stem up to 60 centimeters tall. The basal leaf is 10 to 15 centimeters long and withers by flowering. The inflorescence is a loose cluster of 1 to 5 erect, bell-shaped flowers. Each flower has three petals 1 to 4 centimeters long which are white, pinkish, or dull blue in color and spotted with yellow and dark red or black at the bases. The fruit is a narrow capsule up to 6 centimeters long.

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