Calochortus eurycarpus

Calochortus eurycarpus (white mariposa lily) is a North American species of flowering plant in the lily family. It is native to the western United States: Montana, Idaho, eastern Oregon, western Wyoming, northeastern Nevada (Box Elder County) and southeastern Washington (Asotin County + Garfield County).[1][2][3]

Calochortus eurycarpus
Calochortus eurycarpus on Alpine Lake trail in Sawtooth Wilderness.jpg
In Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Calochortus
C. eurycarpus
Binomial name
Calochortus eurycarpus
  • Calochortus nitidus var. eurycarpus (S.Watson) Hend.
  • Calochortus parviflorus Nutt. ex Baker
  • Calochortus euumbellatus A.Nelson
  • Calochortus umbellatus A.Nelson 1912, illegitimate homonym not Alph. Wood 1868

Calochortus eurycarpus is a bulb-forming perennial with straight stems up to 50 cm tall. Flowers are cream-colored or pale lavender with a conspicuous reddish-purple blotch on each petal.[4]


  1. ^ a b "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Botany - Biodiversity Heritage Library". Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  3. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  4. ^ Flora of North America Vol. 26 Page 129 Calochortus eurycarpus S. Watson

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