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Calochortus eurycarpus
Calochortus eurycarpus on Alpine Lake trail in Sawtooth Wilderness.jpg
In Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho
Scientific classification
Genus:
Calochortus
Species:
eurycarpus
Synonyms
  • 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 (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).

Calochortus eurycarpus is a bulb-forming perennial with straight stems up to 50 cm tall. Flowers are white or pale lavender (or rarely pink) with a conspicuous reddish-purple blotch on the inside of each petal.

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