|In flower on Mount Tamalpais|
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.Plants for a FutureCalochortus luteus
- Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
- Douglas, David ex Lindley, John 1833. Edwards's Botanical Register 19: plate 1567 plus two subsequent text pages full-page color illustration, description in Latin, commentary in English
- Calflora taxon report, University of California: Calochortus luteus (yellow mariposa lily, yellow mariposa)
- Jepson Profile of Calochortus luteus
- Flora of North America: Calochortus luteus
- C. Michael Hogan. 2009
- A. Pink (2004). Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.
- C. Michael Hogan. 2009. Yellow Mariposa Lily: Calochortus luteus, GlobalTwitcher.com, ed. N. Stromberg Archived 2011-10-04 at the Wayback Machine
- Media related to Calochortus luteus at Wikimedia Commons
- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile for Calochortus luteus
- Caklphotos, University of California, Photo gallery — Calochortus luteus
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