Calochortus


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Related to Calochortus: Calochortus albus, Calochortus luteus, Calochortus tolmiei
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Noun1.Calochortus - large genus of western North American leafy-stemmed bulbous herbsCalochortus - large genus of western North American leafy-stemmed bulbous herbs
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
mariposa, mariposa lily, mariposa tulip - any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip-shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico
fairy lantern, globe lily - any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having egg-shaped flowers
cat's-ear - any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having flowers with petals shaped like cat's ears
Calochortus albus, white fairy lantern, white globe lily - globe lily having open branched clusters of egg-shaped white flowers; southern California
Calochortus amabilis, golden fairy lantern, yellow globe lily - globe lily having open branched clusters of clear yellow egg-shaped flowers; northern California
Calochortus amoenus, rose globe lily - globe lily with deep rose-pink or purple egg-shaped flowers on flexuous stems; western slopes of Sierra Nevada in San Joaquin Valley
Calochortus elegans, elegant cat's ears, star tulip - small plant with slender bent stems bearing branched clusters of a few white star-shaped flowers with petals shaped like cat's ears; southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon to Montana
Calochortus kennedyi, desert mariposa tulip - mariposa with clusters of bell-shaped vermilion or orange or yellow flowers atop short stems; southern California to Arizona and Mexico
Calochortus luteus, yellow mariposa tulip - mariposa having clusters of a few large deep yellow bell-shaped flowers atop slender stems; California coastal ranges
Calochortus macrocarpus, sagebrush mariposa tulip - mariposa having loose clusters of one to three handsome lilac flowers resembling umbels atop stout erect stems; arid northwestern North America east of Cascade Mountains from southern British Columbia to northern California
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Similar results have been found in other plant species with flowers grouped into inflorescences, such as Calochortus leichtlinii, Lavandula stoechas, Lathyrus vernus, Banksia spinulosa, Prunus mahaleb and Aquilegia caerulea [17,21,13,35,15,9].
Other flowers and plants include the white flowering calochortus, or "cat's ear"; nootka, a tiny, lavender-colored, roselike flower; and Roemer's fescue, a rare upland grass.
The Calochortus are a spectacular American wildflower that can be grown in domestic gardens.