Yellow Mariposa Lily

Calochortus luteus

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  • Yellow Mariposa Lily | Yellow Mariposa Lily (Calochortus luteus) Photo: Tom Hilton
  • Yellow Mariposa Lily | Yellow Mariposa Lily (Calochortus luteus) Photo: Tom Hilton
  • Yellow Mariposa Lily | Yellow Mariposa Lily (Calochortus luteus) Photo: Tom Hilton
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Basic Information

Order

Liliales

Family

Liliaceae

Size

3-9 in

Leaf Color

Green

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Blooming Season

Spring - Early Summer

Bloom Color

Yellow

Attracts

Bees

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.

Yellow Mariposa Lily Distribution



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