Scientific Name: Calochortus striatus
Common Names: Alkali Mariposa Lily
Alkali Mariposa Lily (Calochortus striatus) is a perennial forb with grass-like leaves that grows from an underground bulb. It can grow in height from 4-20 inches. An erect stem that carry 1 to 8 upright bell-shaped, flowers. Sepals are 0.4-0.8 inches with 0.8-1.2 inch petals that are a lavender to white, sometimes rich pink, with thin purple veins. The middle of the petal has long, white, wiry hairs across its width. Its range is the western Mojave Desert in wetland-riparian and alkaline meadows.
Bloom Color(s): white, purple
Bloom Height: 3/4 - 1 1/8 in.
Bloom Period: April to June
Plant Family: Liliaceae
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
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