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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Calochortus kennedyi (Desert Mariposa, Red Mariposa-lily, Flame Mariposa, ajo amarillo, cobena amarilla)

Crater Range


 Calochortus kennedyi

Habitat: mountains
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: basal leaves
Flower Color: orange or yellow
Flowering Period: Mar. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Liliaceae (lily family)
Abundance: locally common

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Calochortus kennedyi (opens in a new tab).






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