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May 25, 2020 1:09 PM CST
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Hello everyone! I saw this extremely pretty flower, and wanted to know what flower it was. Any help is appreciated!

Thanks!

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May 25, 2020 1:54 PM CST
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Where are the leaves? Where did you see it? It looks like a Sego Lily.
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May 25, 2020 2:05 PM CST
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Sego Lily = Calochortus. Native to areas of the West.
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May 25, 2020 2:28 PM CST
Name: Kim
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Thanks guys! I didn't find exactly the type of flower that I have, but it looks exactly like Calochortus luteus 'Golden Orb' just with the color white.

Also @DaisyI, sorry I don't have pictures of the leaves right now, but I can explain them to you: they're very thin and stringy. About 2 inches long I'd say.
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May 25, 2020 2:44 PM CST
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It does look very similar, but the center of the flower isn't exactly the same. Also, the color doesn't match.
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May 25, 2020 3:08 PM CST
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There are many, many species of Calochortus and they can vary to a great extent. It may be difficult to determine exactly which species you have. They come in different colors, spotting and hairiness.

Wikipedia shows just several of the many:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

This one grows in my area near Corvallis OR. A whole field of them...
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May 25, 2020 3:23 PM CST
Name: Kim
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Wow! Beautiful flowers Connie!
Also, thanks for the info guys. At least I know it's Calochortus Smiling
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May 25, 2020 4:10 PM CST
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Often when you see one Calochortus species you can look around and see other C. species nearby. They are wonderful.
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I'm a few hours away from you in Central Oregon and we have these mariposa lilies. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Too bad they grown as single flowers and are nearly impossible to transplant. They are little angels Angel that I feel lucky to find!

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Dec 13, 2020 7:33 PM CST
Name: Kim
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Yes, they certainly are pretty!
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Kim, was this is South Dakota? Where?

Claude Barr, a great plantsman, experimented with several species of Calochortus at his ranch (Rapid City area) in South Dakota for many years. He found them not to be suited, due to the cold.
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Dec 13, 2020 9:17 PM CST
Name: Kim
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Leftwood said:Kim, was this is South Dakota? Where?

Claude Barr, a great plantsman, experimented with several species of Calochortus at his ranch (Rapid City area) in South Dakota for many years. He found them not to be suited, due to the cold.


I believe I've heard of Claude Barr before. This was in California, because we just moved to SD three months ago.
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Dec 14, 2020 12:49 PM CST
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Back in the 1950's (Ah-oh! Showing my age! Smiling ) people grew opium poppies in their yards. My Mom had a bunch as they are really pretty flowers (I've grown them in my yard since). The DEA came through Sacramento and the surrounding hills and destroyed the poppies (I assume they covered the whole state). I probably remember this because of how upset my mother was... But anyway, no one gave the DEA guys any identification help so the Poppies were all pulled as were all the Sego lilies. There weren't any Sego lilies for years in the Central Valley so I was happy Kim had found some.
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Dec 14, 2020 1:30 PM CST
Name: Kim
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Oh dear! I did not know that had happened Daisy. Maybe I should've gotten the seeds from the bloom to grow here. Are Sego Lilies close to becoming extinct?
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Dec 14, 2020 4:24 PM CST
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No, I don't think so. You can buy bulbs and seeds.

This is the one native to California but no longer found in the central valley - Mariposa Lily (and what you found).

https://www.calflora.org/cgi-b...
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Dec 14, 2020 8:30 PM CST
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Oh, ok. Thanks for the link. Thumbs up
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