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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calochortus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calochortus flexuosus S. Watson
Stem: 10--40 cm, generally wavy, +- sprawling, often intertwining with other pls, bulblets rarely present. Leaf: basal 10--20 cm, withering; cauline linear, long-tapered, reduced upward. Inflorescence: flowers 1--6, erect; bracts 1--3 cm. Flower: perianth bell-shaped, parts purple-spotted, yellow-banded; sepals 20--30 mm, lanceolate to narrowly ovate; petals 30--40 mm, ovate, wedge-shaped, white, lilac-tinged, sparsely short-hairy near nectary, nectary 1 crescent, not depressed, densely short-hairy; filaments 6--10 mm, anthers 5--7 mm, oblong, white to lilac. Fruit: erect, 3--4 cm, stout, angled. Seed: flat, light tan, net-like. Chromosomes: n=7.
Ecology: Dry, rocky sites; creosote-bush or sagebrush scrub; Elevation: 600--1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: e D; Distribution Outside California: to Colorado, New Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Peggy L. Fiedler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Calochortus fimbriatus
Next taxon: Calochortus greenei
Citation for this treatment: Peggy L. Fiedler 2016. Calochortus flexuosus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16728, accessed on February 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 06, 2016.