Definition of Calochortus elegans

1. Noun. Small plant with slender bent stems bearing branched clusters of a few white star-shaped flowers with petals shaped like cat's ears; southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon to Montana.

Exact synonyms: Elegant Cat's Ears, Star Tulip
Group relationships: Calochortus, Genus Calochortus
Generic synonyms: Mariposa, Mariposa Lily, Mariposa Tulip



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calochortus Elegans

Calluna vulgaris
Calmette-Guerin bacillus
Calmette-Guerin vaccine
Calmette test
Calmuck
Calmucks
Calnada pea
Calocarpum
Calocarpum zapota
Calocedrus
Calocedrus decurrens
Calochortus
Calochortus albus
Calochortus amabilis
Calochortus amoenus
Calochortus elegans (current term)
Calochortus kennedyi
Calochortus luteus
Calochortus macrocarpus
Calochortus nuttallii
Calophyllum
Calophyllum calaba
Calophyllum candidissimum
Calophyllum inophyllum
Calophyllum longifolium
Calopogon
Calopogon pulchellum
Calopogon tuberosum
Calori
Calori's bursa

Literary usage of Calochortus elegans

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1855)
"Am. vol. ii. p. 182. HAB. Abundant in the Coeur d'Aleine Mountains, on gravelly slopes of the hills close to the valley, n. 601. 1. Calochortus elegans ..."

2. Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. by Massachusetts Horticultural Society, W.D. Ticknor & Co, James Englebert Teschemacher (1873)
"Calochortus elegans and O. pulchellus were shown by Louis Gueri- neau. This is a splendid genus of bulbous plants from California. ..."

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