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The blooming season has passed for almost all the wildflowers. The spectacular flowers are gone. Often in their place are winter remnants with their own unique beauty – unpretentious and simple. Although more difficult to identify in the winter, the … Continue reading

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Calochortus macrocarpus

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The genus name, Calochortus, derives from the Greek words “kalo” meaning “beautiful” and “chorta” meaning “grass”. Wildflowers in this genus are indeed very attractive. One of my favorites is the mariposa lily (Calachortus macrocarpus). Mariposa lilies are found in the … Continue reading

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Elegant Cats Ear

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Common wildflower names can be so confusing! The large lily genus, Calochortus, has several lovely flowers that look similar. Outside of the scientific community, the common names mariposa lily, sego lily, cats ear and star tulip (among others) seem to be interchangeably applied to these … Continue reading

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