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Calochortus apiculatus
Baker's mariposa-lily, pointed mariposa-lily, three-spot mariposa-lily
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Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in the northeast counties of Washington; southeastern British Columbia to northeastern Washington, east to southeastern Alberta, northern Idaho, and western Montana.

Habitat: Dry meadows to sparse or deep woodlands.

Flowers: June-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial herb from a deep-seated bulb, the stem 1-3 dm. tall, stout and erect.

Leaves:

Basal leaf flat, 1-3 dm. long and 5-15 mm. wide, tapering at both ends.

Flowers:

Umbel 1- to 5-flowered, the flowers yellowish-white, sometimes penciled with purple, erect or spreading on stout pedicles which become deflexed in fruit; sepals 3, shorter than the petals, oblong-lanceolate, pointed, glabrous; petals obovate to oblanceolate, clawed, fringed laterally and bearded on the lower half above the claw; gland small, depressed, circular in outline, bordered below with a dark, fringed membrane; ovary 3-winged, with a short style and trifid stigma.

Fruits:

Fruit elliptic, acute, 3-winged, nodding.

Accepted Name:
Calochortus apiculatus Baker
Publication: J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 305. 1874.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Calochortus apiculatus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Calochortus apiculatus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Calochortus apiculatus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Calochortus apiculatus photos.

USDA Plants: Calochortus apiculatus information.

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