Liliaceae
Calochortus lyallii

Lyall's Star Tulip

Stem erect but flexible. Leaf single from base, pair of clasping bracts at junction with flower stalks. Flowers to 9, star-shaped. Petals 3, with long narrow base, widest at center, with pointed tip, white or tinted lavender, with obvious purple crescent just above green gland area, similar spot on sepals. Petal tips hairless, lower edges bordered with long hairs, also with scattered hairs on top surface. Sepals shorter than petals, hairless. Grows in sagebrush prairies, conifer forests, at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--10 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest, Meadow
  • Found In: Great Basin
  • Native: Yes