I made it to Las Vegas earlier this week and explored Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. I found one of two lilies I was looking for. Calochortus striatus wasn’t blooming yet, so I will try to make it back when they are in bloom. I found several Calochortus flexuous in bloom at Red Spring and at Fossil Canyon (I did hikes at both locations but spent the most time at Fossil Canyon. I also hiked at Ash Spring). I even found a mutant mariposa (see photo below)! Enjoy.
Calochortus flexuous – Straggling mariposa lily. Rock Garden Trail (Fossil Canyon) – Red Rock National Conservation Area, 17 April 2017.
Calochortus flexuous – Straggling mariposa lily. Look closely, it’s a really cool mutant! I found this at Fossil Ridge.
Flora from both locations.