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Sagebrush Mariposa Lily (Calochortus macrocarpus)

Sagebrush Mariposa Lily (Calochortus Macrocarpus) http://www.sagebud.com/sagebrush-mariposa-lily-calochortus-macrocarpus
Credit: J Brew | originally posted to Flickr as Calochortus macrocar... | License: CC-BY-SA-2.0
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Calochortus Macrocarpus, or more commonly know as Sagebrush Mariposa Lily, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and purple flowers of the genus Calochortus. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 1.8 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is summer, blooms during mid summer, is intolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Calochortus Macrocarpus or Sagebrush Mariposa Lily's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Calochortus
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Order: Liliales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • Active Growth Period: Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Low
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Porous
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Single Crown
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height Mature (feet): 1.8
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Moderate
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: Yes
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Fertility Requirement: Low
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 140
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 5.7
  • pH (Maximum): 7
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 4800
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 11000
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 7
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 16
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 8
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -23
  • Bloom Period: Mid Summer
  • Commercial Availability: Contracting Only
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Low
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: Yes
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: Low
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Slow




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