mariposa lily definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few bulbous plants regarding the genus Calochortus of western North America, having variously colored, tuliplike plants. Also referred to as mariposa tulip.
    • one of the types of a genus (Calochortus) that develop in dried out grasslands and semideserts, tulip-like bulbous herbs with big and frequently extremely colorful blossoms.
    • A plant associated with genus Calochortus. Also referred to as butterfly-tulip.
    • any one of several plants associated with the genus Calochortus having tulip-shaped blossoms with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico
  • others:
    • One of a genus (Calochortus) of tuliplike bulbous herbs with big, and often gaycolored, blossoms. Known as in addition butterfly lily. Many are natives of Ca.

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