Calochortus speciosus M.E.Jones
It is native to the deserts of the Southwestern United States (Arizona, southern California southern Nevada, southern Utah and western Texas), and northern Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua). In California it is found in the Mojave Desert and rain shadowed eastern slopes of the Transverse Ranges.
Species is named for plant collector William L. Kennedy.
Calochortus kennedyi is a perennial herb which produces a slender, unbranching, sometimes twisting stem up to 50 centimeters tall, but generally shorter. There is a basal leaf 10 to 20 centimeters long which is waxy in texture and withers at flowering.
The inflorescence consists of 1 to 6 erect bell-shaped flowers in a loose cluster. Each flower has three sepals and three petals which are usually spotted at the bases. The petals may be 5 centimeters long and are yellow, orange, or red in color.
- Calochortus kennedyi var. kennedyi - most of species range
- Calochortus kennedyi var. munzii — Arizona, Sonora, Mojave Desert in California
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- Calflora Database: Calochortus kennedyi (desert mariposa lily)
- Jepson Manual (TJM93) treatment of Calochortus kennedyi
- USDA Plants Profile for Calochortus kennedyi (desert mariposa lily)
- Calphotos Photos gallery: Calochortus kennedyi, University of California @ Berkeley
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