Plant ID forum: What native is this?

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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Jun 2, 2014 5:01 PM CST
I know the name of this plant, but I can NOT remember it. I took this photo on my sons property last year. They grow wild all over our area. Can anyone identify this for me?


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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Jun 2, 2014 5:28 PM CST
Calochortus sp., not sure which offhand.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 2, 2014 5:43 PM CST
There are quite a few Calochortus listed in the database with photo's for comparison: http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Calochortus/?of...
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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
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Toni
Jun 2, 2014 5:59 PM CST
Thank you Lori and Lin. I was going to have an aneurism trying to remember *Blush*
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Jun 2, 2014 8:57 PM CST
Calochortus tolmei? Not sure if it occurs in your area, wherever that may be. You can check USDA Plants, by doing a State Search, to find out:
http://plants.usda.gov/checklist.html
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Jun 8, 2014 12:45 PM CST
Just beautiful! It's tolmei or elegans and the location in Oregon will help pin down which. If you can't ID it please add it to the parent plant entries for Calochortus. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 8, 2014 3:10 PM CST

My apologies.
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Jun 8, 2014 3:24 PM CST
Pardon me for saying, but there's probably no need to open it up to all 67 species plus hybrids... Smiling It appears to be either C. tolmei or C. elegans.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 8, 2014 3:37 PM CST
Star Tulip (Calochortus elegans) with one image in the ATP database

Tolmie Star-Tulip (Calochortus tolmiei) has a few photo's for comparison.
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