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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calochortus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calochortus excavatus Greene
Stem: 10--30 cm, slender, simple, bulblets generally present. Leaf: basal 10--20 cm, generally persistent; cauline reduced upward. Inflorescence: +- umbel-like; flowers 1--6, erect; bracts paired, generally 3--8 cm. Flower: perianth widely bell-shaped; sepals 20--30 mm, lanceolate, generally not spotted; petals 30--40 mm, widely wedge-shaped, white, base marked dark purple, green-striped abaxially, sparsely short-hairy near nectary, nectary round, depressed, encircled by fringed membrane, densely short-branched-hairy; filaments 6--8 mm, anthers 7--10 mm, oblong, obtuse, red-brown. Fruit: erect, 5--8 cm, narrowly lanceolate, angled.
Ecology: Grassy meadows in shadscale scrub; Elevation: 1300--2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: sw SNE. Flowering Time: Apr--May Note: Threatened by groundwater development.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peggy L. Fiedler
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Calochortus elegans
Next taxon: Calochortus fimbriatus
Citation for this treatment: Peggy L. Fiedler 2016. Calochortus excavatus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16727, accessed on July 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 30, 2016.