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Calochortus kennedyi ~ Desert Mariposa Lily

Calochortus kennedyi is native to the pinyon juniper woodland and into the creosote and joshua tree desert between 2000 and 7000 feet. This photo was taken at the eastern end of Lockwood Valley. In cultivation Calochortus kennedyi will require good drainage and a dry Summer. It is a sad kind of funny but California's native bulbs are used in landscapes more elsewhere than here.

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High resolution images of Calochortus kennedyi are available in our garden image catalog.

Calochortus kennedyi, Desert Mariposa Lily