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Gunnison's Mariposa-lily - Calochortus gunnisonii


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Stem 20–40 cm. Leaf blades 1–2 mm wide. Bracts 1–7 cm long. Flowers 1 or 2; sepals 15–45 mm long, marked with purple; petals greenish to purplish, 3–5 cm long; inner surface with a yellow-fringed, crescent-shaped gland extending the width of the petal, purple above and below; anthers apiculate. Capsule spindle-shaped, erect, 2–5 cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety gunnisonii.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
MT south to AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Usually calcareous soil of grasslands, sagebrush steppe, woodlands, open forest; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Gunnison's Mariposa-lily — Calochortus gunnisonii.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from