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Golden fairy lantern (Calochortus amabilis)

The golden fairy lantern (Calochortus amabilis) is an attractive wildflower that is both native and endemic to California. Also known as Diogenes' lantern, golden globelily and short lily, this showy perennial herb is very similar to the white fairy lantern (C. albus), but is set apart by its bright yellow flowers.

Golden fairy lantern (Calochortus amabilis), a California native and endemic wildflower.  Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano County, CA.  Stock Photo ID=PLA0213
Golden fairy lantern (Calochortus amabilis). Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano County, California.
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Golden fairy lantern (Calochortus amabilis), a California native and endemic wildflower.  Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano County, CA.  Stock Photo ID=PLA0214
Golden fairy lantern (Calochortus amabilis), documentary view depicting the entire plant and its surrounding environment. Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano County, California.
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Next Plant: Leichtlin's mariposa lily (Calochortus leichtlinii)



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