Calochortus kennedyi - Desert Mariposa Lily Calochortus kennedyi - Desert Mariposa Lily Calochortus kennedyi var. kennedyi
Common Name Desert Mariposa Lily
Latin Name Calochortus kennedyi
Native Habitat Desert and mountain slopes and Joshua tree woodlands from 2,000 and 6,500 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month
Height X Width To 8 inches
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green
Garden Suitability Mountain, Thornless
Ornamental Value Orange, yellow, or white flowers from April to June
Nature Value Not significant
Native American Uses Bulbs roasted and eaten
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=1287
    Images and data http://wc.pima.edu/~bfiero/tucsonecology/plants/wflow_dmli.htm
    Images and data http://cabezaprieta.org/plant_page.php?id=1067
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/oranges/orange10.html
    Nursery, images and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Calochortus+kennedyi
    Images and data http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/desertmariposalily.html
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CAKEK2
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