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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)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Calochortus kennedyi

 Calochortus kennedyi

 Calochortus kennedyi

 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
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 5. Monocots except grasses. Phytoneuron 2013-76, 1-59 page 49 (4.6 MB pdf)

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






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