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|Family: Liliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Calochortus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Calochortus argillosus (Hoover) Zebell & P.L. Fiedl.
Stem: 40--60 cm, simple, bulblets present. Leaf: basal 20--30 cm, withering; cauline reduced upward. Inflorescence: +- umbel-like; flowers 1--4, erect; bracts 2--8 cm. Flower: perianth bell-shaped; sepals 20--40 mm; petals 20--40 mm, +- rounded, white to purple or pale yellow, central red spot within pale yellow, sparsely hairy; nectary 1 crescent or chevron, not depressed, densely short-hairy; filaments not dilated at base, anthers purple, pink to yellow-white. Fruit: erect, 4--6 cm, lanceolate.
Ecology: Hard clay from volcanic or metamorphic rocks; Elevation: < 800 m. Bioregional Distribution: w CW. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun Note: Flowers highly variable, generally showy.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peggy L. Fiedler
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Previous taxon: Calochortus amoenus
Next taxon: Calochortus bruneaunis
Citation for this treatment: Peggy L. Fiedler 2017. Calochortus argillosus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=76542, accessed on April 28, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 28, 2017.