Liliaceae
Calochortus eurycarpus

Wing-Fruited Mariposa Lily

Stem erect, stiff. Leaves consist of 1 flat basal and 1 bract-like stem leaf. Flowers 2 in. across, white, lavender, or reddish, with red blotch in center of petal; at petal base, nectary glands have few long hairs around shorter yellow hairs covering nectary. Grows in sunny open meadows, edges of wooded slopes, at mid- to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--18 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Great Basin, Wallowas, Blue Mt.
  • Native: Yes