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.
Group relationships: Calochortus, Genus Calochortus
Generic synonyms: Mariposa, Mariposa Lily, Mariposa Tulip
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calochortus Elegans
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. ..."