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Calochortus westonii
Scientific classification

Calochortus coeruleus var. westonii (Eastw.) Ownbey

Calochortus westonii, common name Shirley Meadow star-tulip, is a rare endemic plant known only from the Greenhorn Mountains range of the southern Sierra Nevada, within Kern and Tulare Counties, California.

It grows in open locations in meadows and woodlands at elevations of 1,500–2,000 m (4,900–6,600 ft).


Calochortus westonii is bulb-forming herb attaining a height of up to 15 cm (5.9 in). Leaves are basal, persistent, and linear, up to 20 cm (7.9 in) long.

Sepals are green, up to 10 mm (0.39 in) long. Petals are lanceolate, up to 12 mm (0.47 in) long, with long flexible hairs along the margins.

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