Calochortus longebarbatus

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 381. 1882.

Common names: Long-haired star- tulip
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Mentioned on page 120, 126.

Stems usually not branching, 1–3 dm, proximal internodes very short; bulblet in axil of cauline leaf at or below ground surface. Leaves single; basal persistent, 2–3 dm; blade linear. Inflorescences 1–4-flowered. Flowers erect; perianth open, campanulate; sepals ovate-lanceolate, 15–20 mm, apex acuminate; petals light pink to ± lavender, with red-purple adaxial crescent distal to gland, widely obovate-cuneate, 20–30 mm, not ciliate, with a few long hairs; glands bordered proximally by ciliate membrane, distally by short hairs; filaments twice length of anthers; anther apex obtuse to abruptly short-tipped. Capsules erect, 3-winged, ellipsoid to ± globular, 2–3 cm. Seeds light brown, irregular.


recent collections of calochortus longebarbatus from oregon exhibit intergradation in the characters that heretofore have been thought to distinguish the following two varieties (k. l. chambers pers. comm.), and their continued recognition may prove unwarranted

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References



1 Perianth obconic-campanulate, petals not sharply bent at gland; basal leaves not reddish at base. Calochortus longebarbatus var. longebarbatus
1 Perianth broadly campanulate, petals sharply bent at gland; basal leaves reddish at base. Calochortus longebarbatus var. peckii