fairy lantern


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Noun1.fairy lantern - any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having egg-shaped flowersfairy lantern - any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having egg-shaped flowers
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
Calochortus, genus Calochortus - large genus of western North American leafy-stemmed bulbous herbs
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
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Known as the fairy lantern, colochrtus luteus (pictured) has a lovely three-petalled yellow flower which opens to show striking brown blotches, similar to the wings of a butterfly.
Calochortus: Also known as a fairy lantern, this late spring-flowering bulb has long narrow green leaves and carries a three-petalled yellow flower which opens to reveal brown blotches, similar to butterfly wings.
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.