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Diogenes' Lantern (Calochortus amabilis)

Diogenes' Lantern (Calochortus Amabilis)
Credit: Scott Zona | originally posted to Flickr as Calochortus amabilis | License: CC-BY-2.0

Calochortus Amabilis, or more commonly know as Diogenes' Lantern, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Calochortus. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Calochortus Amabilis or Diogenes' Lantern's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the state of California.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Calochortus
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Order: Liliales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)

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