White Fairylantern Plant Information
White Fairylantern grows in the following 1 states:California
Calochortus albus is a species in the genus Calochortus in the family Liliaceae. It is also known by the common names fairy lantern,white fairy lantern,pink fairy lantern,lantern of the fairies,globe lily,white globe lily,white globe-tulip,alabaster tulip,Indian bells,satin bells,snowy lily-bell, and snow drops.
Widespread, variable species, blooming in winter and spring and going dormant after anthesis (flowering period) until the start of the autumn rains.
Widespread in shady to open woods and scrub, partially shaded grasslands, exposed coastal bluffs, and is often found in rocky places. May be found in many plant communities below 5,000ft or 2,000m, including foothill woodlands, yellow pine forests, and chaparral.
Present throughout the southern two-thirds of California. May be found in the Sierra Nevada foothills, southern coast ranges, and peninsular ranges, from Baja California, to San Diego to the San Francisco Bay Area, extending to northern California and the California Channel Islands.
This species grows from seed only; no bulbils or offsets are formed. Seeds require no treatment to aid germination. When grown from seed, C. albus may be expected to bloom in the 3rd or 4th year.
Hybridizes with Calochortus monophyllus.
Albus comes from Latin, and means 'white' or 'bright'. Calochortus is derived from Greek meaning 'beautiful grass', a reference to the characteristic grass-like foliage of the genus.
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