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EDI Species of the Week

February 16, 2022 / 5 mins read
Desert Mariposa Lily (Calochortus kennedyi)

This brilliant desert species is native to Southwestern USA and Northern Mexico. During years when rainfall and temperatures are right, a deep orange flower will appear. Each flower has three fan-shaped petals with a large dark spot at the base. Leaves are waxy and grass-like.