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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Calochortus kennedyi (Desert mariposa, Red mariposa-lily, Flame mariposa)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


 Calochortus kennedyi

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



"Arizona Flora", Thomas A. Kearney and Robert H. Peebles, 1960, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London (out of print)
    page 185

"Sonoran Desert Wildflowers", Richard Spellenberg, 2003, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, Connecticut
    page 219

"A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Ann Orth Epple and Lewis E. Epple, 1995, Falcon Press, Helena, Montana and LewAnn Publishing Co., Mesa, AZ
    plate 319
    page 24

"100 Desert Wildflowers of the Southwest", Janice Emily Bowers, 1989, Southwest Parks and Monuments Association
    page 59

"Wildflowers of the Desert Southwest", Meg Quinn, 2000, Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson
    page 58

"Deserts: The Audubon Society Nature Guides", MacMahon, James A. 1985. Knopf, Chanticleer Press, NY
    plate 152
    plate 154
    page 409

"A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert", Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Steven J. Phillips, Patricia Wentworth Comus. 2000. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press, Tucson
    page 245

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