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Calochortus clavatus pallidus ~ Club Hair Mariposa Lily

Calochortus clavatus pallida is native to the chaparral and lower pine forests of the Coast and Transverse Ranges up to 6000 feet. This photo was taken at Figuroa Mountain in late May during a dry year. In cultivation Calochortus clavatus pallidus will require good drainage and a dry Summer. Calochortus clavatus pallidus blooms late in the season when most of the other wildflowers are spent. The yellow flowers of the Club Hair Mariposa Lily were growing in shale scree on south facing exposures. It is a sad kind of funny but California's native bulbs are used more in landscapes elsewhere than here. See the related Calochortus clavatus var clavatus.

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Calochortus calavatus pallida, Club Hair Mariposa Lily

Flowers and foliage of Calochortus clavatus pallidus the Club Hair Mariposa Lily. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants in the genus Calochortus featured on this site:
Calochortus albus * Fairy Lily, White Globe Lily, Satin Bells
Calochortus catalinae * Catalina Mariposa Lily
Calochortus clavatus clavatus * Club Hair Mariposa Lily
Calochortus clavatus pallidus * Club Hair Mariposa Lily
Calochortus fimbriatus * Late Blooming Mariposa Lily
Calochortus invenustus * Plain Mariposa Lily
Calochortus kennedyi * Desert Mariposa Lily
Calochortus leichtlinii * Smokey Mariposa Lily
Calochortus minimus * Sierra Mariposa Lily
Calochortus monophyllus * Yellow Star Tulip
Calochortus nuttallii * Sego Lily
Calochortus plummerae * Plummer's Mariposa Lily
Calochortus venustus * Butterfly Mariposa Lily