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A little mariposa lily gallery.

When Jody mentioned in a comment here the mariposa (Calochortus) lily that grows on her prairie, it made me look to see which ones I have encountered over the years, farther west. Most of these pictures were taken by my daughter Pippin, but two or three by me. They are so special, I thought I’d put up my small gallery so we can see them all in one place.

Along with mariposas the genus includes globe lilies, fairy lanterns, and others, a total of about 70 species native to North America.

Smokey Mariposa Lily – Calochortus leichtlinii – Lundy Canyon, California
Hairy Mariposa Lily – Calochortus tolmiei – Southern Oregon
Siskiyou County, California
Mt. Diablo, California
Sonoma County, California
Siskiyou County, California

High Sierras, California