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Plummer's Mariposa Lily
Calochortus plummerae

About Plummer's Mariposa Lily (Calochortus plummerae) Calochortus plummerae is a species of mariposa lily known by the common name Plummer's mariposa lily. It is endemic to Southern California where it is found along the coast and inland hills. It is a member of the chaparral plant community. It 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.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Pink, Yellow, White, Lavender

Native Status
Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry rocky places

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
47' - 7349'

Annual Precip. ?
4.4" - 44.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 2.34"

Coldest Month ?
38.2° F - 61.4° F

Hottest Month ?
61.4° F - 88.8° F

Humidity ?
1.94 vpd - 42.82 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

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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