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Plantidote of the Day 2013-02-18, Updated!

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Calochortus clavatus

Mariposa lily

This former mystery plant has been identified (thank you, insanely sane!) as a mariposa lily. This page has more information, although it's not traditional gardening details, but more about the spirit of the flower and its essence. Very interesting!

This is probably a California native, but may be a rare one. It's growing wild in a park here in Zone 10. There is only one plant like this in the spot, and I haven't seen any others nearby. Anyone have an idea of what it might be?


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