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Calochortus plummerae * Plummer's Mariposa Lily

Calochortus plummerae grows on rocky outcrops in the San Gabriel's and Coast Ranges in Southern California. The Plummer's Mariposa Lily is endemic to Southern California. Plants should not be taken from the wild, though hard to find this plant is available as bulbs or seed. Calochortus plummerae is a great drought tolerant choice for foothill gardens when it can be found. Calochortus plummerae grows in small pockets of earth on steep slopes, primarily on eastern exposures where the soil is moist in Spring and dry through the remainder of the year. Calochortus plummerae blooms through May and into the first part of June. The flowers are yellow and hairy with pink outer edges.

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Calochortus plummerae, Plummer's Mariposa Lily

Flowers and foliage of Calochortus plummerae known as Plummer's 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