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Broadfruit mariposa lily
Calochortusnitidus.jpg
In Clearwater National Forest, Idaho
Scientific classification
Genus:
Calochortus
Species:
nitidus
Synonyms
  • Cyclobothra nitida (Douglas) Kunth

Calochortus nitidus, the broadfruit mariposa lily, is a North American species of flowering plants in the lily family native to the northwestern United States.

Calochortus nitidus is found primarily in northern Idaho and southeastern Washington, but isolated populations have been reported from Jackson County in southwestern Oregon.

Description

Calochortus nitidus is a perennial herb producing an unbranched stem up to about 40 centimeters tall. flowers are lavender with darker purple markings.

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