Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Mariposa Lily

On my trip to Nevada this summer, I found a white form of this plant called the Sego Lily down near the Alvord Desert. It was very beautiful. Recently I've found a local version called Mariposa Lily. They're both members of the Calochortus genus. From a bulb, the single flower grows 2 feet on slender a stem. These plants can be grown from seed and the bulbs are available from nurseries specializing in rare bulbs. I think it would grow well in my garden one day!

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