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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calochortus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calochortus venustus Benth.
Habit: Plant +- glaucous. Stem: 10--60 cm, generally branched, bulblets present. Leaf: basal 10--20 cm, withering; cauline 0--2, 3--8 cm. Inflorescence: +- umbel-like; flowers 1--6, erect; bracts 2--8 cm. Flower: perianth bell-shaped; sepals 20--30 mm, lance-oblong, long-acuminate, tips recurved; petals 30--50 mm, +- obovate, +- clawed, white, yellow, purple, pink, or dark red, centrally dark-blotched, generally with 2nd paler blotch above, distally dark-margined, sparsely hairy toward base, nectary not in red spot, not depressed, +- square, short-yellow-hairy; filaments 7--10 mm, generally dilated at base, anthers 7--10 mm, oblong, +- yellow-white or pink to lilac. Fruit: erect, 5--6 cm, linear, angled. Seed: flat, +- yellow to light tan. Chromosomes: n=7.
Ecology: Sandy (often granitic) soil in grassland, woodland, yellow-pine forest; Elevation: 300--2700 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNF, c&s SNH, Teh, CW, WTR, SnGb. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Flowers highly variable, especially in colors and patterns, within and between populations.
Synonyms: Calochortus venustus var. purpurescens S. Watson
eFlora Treatment Author: Peggy L. Fiedler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Calochortus uniflorus
Next taxon: Calochortus vestae
Citation for this treatment: Peggy L. Fiedler 2016. Calochortus venustus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16772, accessed on May 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 26, 2016.