Liliaceae
Calochortus elegans

Elegant Cat's Ear

Stem ascending, slender, often weak or bent. Basal leaves 1–2, green through flowering, 4–8 in. long. Flowers 2–6, facing upward. Petals greenish white to pale lavender-white, purple crescent near base, hairy with long straight hairs along edges except for hairless pointed tips. Grows in open, rocky soils at edges of forests at mid- to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--6 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Subalpine
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Steens, Crater Lake NP
  • Native: Yes