Calochortus is the genus of lily with three species, Calochortus gunnisonii, Calochortus flexuosus, and Calochortus nuttallii. They are interchangeably called Sego Lily or Mariposa Lily. Learn more here: SEGO LILY. This one is C.gunnisonii, I found in northern Arizona in a high mountain meadow area.
Here are my favorite photos from 2017 with an orange theme…
The Desert Mariposa Lily, also called the Mariposa Tulip or Star Tulip, are blooming in central Arizona. They can be found among various open desert areas in western Arizona, southern California, southern Nevada, or northern Mexico. They are in the Mohave and Sonoran deserts with creosote-brush or pinyon-juniper pines. They stand out because of their… Read More DESERT MARIPOSA LILY
The sego lily is a unique species to the western United States. It is native to a number of states including Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. Each plant has 1 to 4 flowers, each with three white with a purple/pinkish tinged petals, three sepals, and a reddish/purple band… Read More SEGO LILY