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Vorobik Botanical Art

P.O. Box 866, Lopez Island, WA 98261. 510-520-2423. vorobik@gmail.com

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Lilac Mariposa Lily

Calochortus splendens--click on image for detail view

Family: Liliaceae

Original: $800, framed (note: color is much more pink)

Prints--Giclee, Edition 200, 17 by 22 inches

Cards--5 by 7 inches, $3.00 each


Lilac Mariposa Lily (Calochortus splendens)

Liliaceae ~ Lily Family

The Lilac Mariposa Lily occurs from central and southern California south to Baja California. It is one of about 65 species that may be found in western North America south to Central America. Flowers of mariposa lilies (or butterfly tulips, their other name) are known for their striking colors and ornate nectaries, located at the base of each petal. An additional delight of this species are its incredible lilac-colored stamens. Mariposa lilies may be challenging for the gardener, but at least a dozen species are cultivated. If you are a gardener who loves the unique, you may find Calochortus bulbs and other native plants that might intrigue you or help reduce your watering needs through your local native plant society.