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Pinyon Mariposa
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About Pinyon Mariposa (Calochortus bruneaunis) Calochortus bruneaunis is a species of flowering plant in the lily family which is known by the common name Bruneau mariposa lily. It is native to the western United States from California to Montana, where it generally grows in dry, brushy areas. This is a perennial herb producing a mostly unbranching stem up to 40 centimeters tall. The leaf at the base of the stem is narrow in shape, reaching 10 to 20 centimeters long and withering away at flowering. The flower cluster bears 1 to 4 erect bell-shaped flowers. The pointed sepals and larger, rounded petals are white to lilac-tinted in base color. The sepals are marked with a reddish or greenish spot or streak toward their bases and the petals have a greenish streak on the outer surface and a base of yellow, purple, and red coloration on the inner surface. The fruit is a narrow, angled capsule up to 7 centimeters long. It contains several flat, yellow seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
1.3 ft (0.4 m)

Flower Color
White, Green, Red

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry places

Sun
Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
1197' - 11067'

Annual Precip. ?
8.8" - 69.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.36" - 2.47"

Coldest Month ?
23.3° F - 53.9° F

Hottest Month ?
45.2° F - 77.3° F

Humidity ?
1.18 vpd - 21.85 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Bruneau Mariposa Lily


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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