Definition of Calochortus luteus
1. Noun. Mariposa having clusters of a few large deep yellow bell-shaped flowers atop slender stems; California coastal ranges.
Group relationships: Calochortus, Genus Calochortus
Generic synonyms: Mariposa, Mariposa Lily, Mariposa Tulip
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Literary usage of Calochortus luteus
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1. Seven Years' Residence in the Great Deserts of North America by Emmanuel Domenech (1860)
"This island has neither wood nor water, but it contains numerous plants, and particularly a prodigious quantity of onions (calochortus luteus) about the ..."
2. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1900)
"In C. luteus the capsule is acuminate from a triangular base, in C. venustus, linear. 28. calochortus luteus Dougl. PLATE XVI, FIG. 2. ..."
3. Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah by Howard Stansbury, Spencer Fullerton Baird, Charles Frédéric Girard, Samuel Stehman Haldeman, John Torrey, James Hall (1853)
"calochortus luteus, Nutt . in Jour. Acad. Phil. 7, p. 53; probably not of Douglass.—Valley of Salt Lake. Tbe root is called " sego" by the natives, ..."
4. A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City by Jules Remy, Julius Lucius Brenchley (1861)
"... contained within itself elements of destruction * These bulbous roots were principally those of the calochortus luteus of Douglas, a liliaceous plant, ..."
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