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Golden Bowl Mariposa
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Calochortus concolor

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About Golden Bowl Mariposa (Calochortus concolor) Calochortus concolor is a species of flowering plant in the lily family known by the common name goldenbowl Mariposa lily. It is native to the mountains of southern California and northern Baja California, where it grows in the chaparral and forests of the slopes. It is a perennial herb growing an erect stem 30 to 60 centimeters tall. The waxy basal leaf is 10 to 20 centimeters long and withers at flowering. The flower cluster bears 1 to 7 erect bell-shaped flowers. Each flower has three sepals and three yellow petals with reddish areas near the bases. The fruit is a narrow, angled capsule up to 8 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
1 - 2 ft (0.3 - 0.6 m)

Flower Color
Yellow, Red

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry granitic slopes

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
492' - 8715'

Annual Precip. ?
5.4" - 30.3"

Summer Precip. ?
0.36" - 2.83"

Coldest Month ?
38.1° F - 57.6° F

Hottest Month ?
59.5° F - 86.2° F

Humidity ?
1.68 vpd - 37.09 vpd

Landscaping Information
Propagation ?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Goldenbowl 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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