Sagebrush Mariposa Lily

Sagebrush Mariposa Lily Plant Information


Sagebrush Mariposa Lily grows in the following 6 states:

Idaho, Montana, Oregon, California, Nevada, Washington

The plant is native to the Northwestern United States (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana), northern California, northern Nevada, and a small area of southern British Columbia. Habitats include the Great Basin and Cascade Range. Calochortus macrocarpus, also known as sagebrush mariposa lily, is a North American species of bulbous perennials in the Lily family.

Calochortus macrocarpus leaves are blue-green and grass-like. The bulbs are tapering, like a carrot.
The flowers are large, three-petaled, and are pink and purple. They bloom in June.
First Peoples in southern British Columbia harvested the bulbs from April to June. They can be eaten raw or cooked.

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