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Tucson Plants
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Desert Mariposa Lily (Calochortus kennedyi)
desert mariposaDESCRIPTION: Perennial to 2'. Flowers to 3" wide, orange to yellow to white with purple to black color in center. Flowers have 6 large stamens and the stigma has 3 lobes. Leaves simple, grass-like, grayish-green. Liliaceae (Lily) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Flowers bloom in spring. "Mariposa" comes from the Spanish word for "butterfly."

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