Calochortus westonii


Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 4, 20: 136. 1931.

Common names: Shirley Meadows star-tulip mariposa-lily
IllustratedEndemicConservation concern
Synonyms: Calochortus coeruleus var. westonii (Eastwood) Ownbey
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 125. Mentioned on page 120, 123.

Stems slender and delicate, not branching, 3–15 cm. Leaves: basal persistent, 1–2 dm; blade linear, flat. Inflorescences 1–12-flowered. Flowers erect to spreading; perianth open, campanulate; sepals ca. 10 mm; petals white to light blue, lanceolate, 8–12 mm, ciliate only on margins, adaxial surface hairy only distal to gland, apex acute; glands slightly depressed, bordered proximally by ciliate membrane, distally by short hairs; anther apex acute to acuminate. Capsules nodding, angled, 1–2 cm, apex acute. Seeds irregular.

Phenology: Flowering late spring.
Habitat: Open places in woods, meadows
Elevation: 1500–2000 m


Of conservation concern.

Calochortus westonii is known from the Greenhorn Mountains, Kern and Tulare counties.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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P. L. Fiedler +  and R. K. Zebell +
Eastwood +
Shirley Meadows star-tulip +  and mariposa-lily +
1500–2000 m +
Open places in woods, meadows +
Flowering late spring. +
Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. +
Illustrated +, Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
Calochortus coeruleus var. westonii +
Calochortus westonii +
Calochortus +
species +