Calochortus macrocarpus

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Calochortus macrocarpus
Calochortus macrocarpus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Calochortus
Species: C. macrocarpus
Binomial name
Calochortus macrocarpus

Calochortus macrocarpus, also known as sagebrush mariposa lily, occurs in northwestern United States and a small part of southern British Columbia.[1] The leaves are blue-green and grass-like. The flowers are large, bloom in June, are three-petaled, and are pink and purple. The bulbs are tapering, like a carrot.[2]

First peoples in southern British Columbia harvested the bulbs from April to June. They can be eaten raw or cooked.[2]


  1. ^ Calochortus macrocarpus in Flora of North America @
  2. ^ a b Turner, Nancy J. Food Plants of Interior First Peoples (Victoria: UBC Press, 1997) ISBN 0-7748-0606-0

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