Plant ID forum: Need the species for this Calochortus.

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
May 7, 2014 3:42 PM CST
Grows with Yellow star-tulip (Calochortus monophyllus) and White Globe Lily (Calochortus albus) on the western slopes of Nevada County, CA near Nevada City at 2500'. This is the only photo I have. There are only a few of these each year (4). I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
May 7, 2014 9:24 PM CST
Needless to say, I don't get to see a lot of (any, that is) Calochortus, but here's the list of Calochortus for Nevada county:
http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/specieslist.cgi?where-pretty...

I haven't tried to key it out or anything but here are what appear to be the only possibilities...
Calochortus monophyllus, though it would be a pale-flowered one:
http://www.google.ca/search?q=calochortus+albus&client=safar...

Or Calochortus alba:
http://www.google.ca/search?q=calochortus+albus&client=safar...

And apparently, they hybridize (not to say that's it but just a possibility):
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+000...
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
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HamiltonSquare
May 8, 2014 3:40 AM CST
Thanks a hybrid would make a lot of sense. Ill try to get more shots and measurements.
I tip my hat to you.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.

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