Calochortus luteus

Calochortus luteus

Yellow Mariposa Lily

  • Leaves arise directly from the bulb and are strap-like and long
  • Flower is 1 to 2 inches across and primarily bright yellow with sparse hair inside often with red-brown streaks or blotches
  • Requires good drainage and must be kept mostly dry in summer
  • Grows from a bulb, with most of its growth occurring in winter, followed by spring flowering and summer dormancy
  • Found on coastal prairie, grasslands and some open forest floors primarily in the central Coast Ranges and Sierra foothills

Photo (c) Christian Schwarz – some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)

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