|In flower on Mount Tamalpais|
Dougl. ex Lindl.
The primarily bright deep yellow flower is 3-5cm across and perianth bulb-shaped, lined red-brown inside, often also with central red-brown blotch and sparse hair inside.
This species is found on coastal prairie, grasslands and some open forest floors. Its range is along the coastal ranges from region to the northern Santa Barbara County Channel Islands and mainland, Northwestern California, the Sacramento Valley, and the Sierra Nevada foothills from there to the Tehachapi Mountains.
Calochortus luteus is used in landscape design, with "non-habitat sourced" bulbs available from native plant nurseries and societies, to grow as an ornamental plant in gardens and for restoration projects.
- W. Jepson. 1993
- C. Michael Hogan. 2009
- C. Michael Hogan. 2009. Yellow Mariposa Lily: Calochortus luteus, GlobalTwitcher.com, ed. N. Stromberg
- Calochortus luteus - Jepson Manual. 1993
- A. Pink (2004). Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.
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- Jepson Profile: Calochortus luteus
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- Flora of North America: Calochortus luteus
- Calochortus luteus Photo gallery
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