Calochortus striatus

I flew back to Las Vegas earlier this week and returned to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to see the beautiful Calochortus striatus (or Alkali Mariposa Lily) in bloom.  I found the largest population at Ash Spring.  This lily is not on Nevada’s Endangered, Threatened, Proposed, and Candidate Species list.  Enjoy!P1060374P1060376P1060380P1060385P1060388P1060398P1060401P1060409P1060413P1060432P1060437P1060453P1060468P1060482P1060486P1060466This was the only plant I found with yellow glands (above).  The others had either pink or peach glands and they were really hairy.P1060420P1060460.JPGHabitat.

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