Archive for July, 2009

Green Banded Mariposa Lily “Calochortus macrocarpus”

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Green Banded Mariposa Lily “Calochortus macrocarpus” Lily Family (Liliaceae). Perennial, Scaly bulb, 8-18″ tall, large showy flowers with a green band on the underside of the petals. Single grass-like leaf that does not persist.  Dry open prairie in Eastern Or. & Wa.

Photo: Near Madras, Or. 7/10/07 © 2007 mkellar