Calochortus


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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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CALOCHORTUS puts on its display in late spring to early summer and is known for blooms that look rather like fairy lanterns.
Our experimental design was formulated to determine whether or not bulb polarity (orientation) at the time of replanting of bulbs to salvage plants of Calochortus weedii A.
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.
CALOCHORTUS LUTEUS - also known as a fairy lantern, has long narrow green leaves and carries a three-petalled yellow flower which opens to reveal striking brown blotches, similar to the wings of a butterfly.