Yellow Mariposa Lily Photo Gallery
Can I eat Yellow Mariposa Lily?
Native Americans consumed the bulb of Yellow Mariposa Lilies (Calochortus luteus). It can be peeled and eaten raw, or boiled and enjoyed like a potato.
Yellow Mariposa Lily Habitat
Yellow Mariposa Lilies (Calochortus luteus) are endemic to California. It is often found in meadows and open forests at low elevation from the California coastal ranges to the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
Yellow Mariposa Lily Facts
Yellow Mariposa Lilies (Calochortus luteus) have slender stems that bear a beautiful brilliant yellow bloom. For a great shot at viewing one in the wild, head to Channel Islands National Park.