Plummers Mariposa Lily

Plummers Mariposa Lily Plant Information


Plummers Mariposa Lily grows in the following 1 states:

California

The species is named in honor of American botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon (1836 - 1923).It is endemic to Southern California where it is found along the coast, inland hills, and some Transverse Ranges and Peninsular Ranges. It is a member of the chaparral, grasslands, and lower montane coniferous forest plant communities.Calochortus plummerae is a species of mariposa lily known by the common name Plummer's mariposa lily.

Calochortus plummerae produces thin, branching stems and a few long curling leaves.
Atop the stem is a lily bloom with long, pointed sepals and petals which may be up to 4 centimeters long. The petals are pink, lavender, or white with a wide yellow band across the middle. They are hairy inside and sometimes fringed with hairs. The center contains large whitish or yellowish anthers.
The fruit capsule is up to 8 centimeters long.

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