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Calochortus albus * Fairy Lantern, White Globe Lily, Satin Bells

Calochortus albus produces flowers on long arching stalks up to 2 feet tall. These California native bulbs plants require a summer of drought. The natural habitat of this species is a grassland in the north part of the state to mixed north facing slopes in the south. The nodding flowers are a treat to the eye from the Coast Ranges to the Sierras. Calochortus albus blooms from mid to late Spring. The Fairy Lily tolerates heavy soil when there are dry summer conditions and the plants grow on a slope.

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Calochortus albus, Fairy Lily, White Globe Lily, Satin Bells