Calochortus macrocarpus


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Noun1.Calochortus macrocarpus - mariposa having loose clusters of one to three handsome lilac flowers resembling umbels atop stout erect stemsCalochortus macrocarpus - 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
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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Many native forbs like mariposa lily (Calochortus macrocarpus) and Douglas' brodiaea (Tritelia douglasii) occurred in the open spaces between shrubs; however, cheatgrass often dominated these spaces.