Calochortus luteus

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Related to Calochortus luteus: Calochortus albus, Calochortus amabilis
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Noun1.Calochortus luteus - mariposa having clusters of a few large deep yellow bell-shaped flowers atop slender stems; California coastal ranges
Calochortus, genus Calochortus - large genus of western North American leafy-stemmed bulbous herbs
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
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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.