Calochortus eurycarpus (white mariposa lily)

General

Bulb-forming perennial with a single grass-like stem up to 20 in tall bearing 1-5 flowers.

Leaves

Grass-like leaves, about as long as the flowering stem, growing from the base.

Flowers

Three large white petals each with a prominent purple blotch in the center.

Bloom

June through August.

Ecology

Mountain meadows, grasslands, and open forest.

Pollinators

Attracts bees, wasps, bee flies, and beetles. Oregon Bee Atlas participants have documented many of the bee genera known from Oregon on Calochortus, including species of Dufourea which are specialized pollen foragers of some Calochortus species.

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