Liliaceae
Calochortus subalpinus

Subalpine Mariposa Lily

Stem upright, unbranched, with basal grass-like leaf. Leaf flat, about as long as stem. Flowers 1–5, clustered at top, creamy white, with long hairs inside, often with purple crescent near base of petal. Sepals about same length as petals; each sepal with a single purple dot. Grows in forests, dry meadows, at mid- to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: to 8 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Subalpine, Meadow
  • Found In: N Cascades NP, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes