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Mariposa Lily

Calochortus gunnisonii


The flower features three large white petals each with a prominent purple blotch in the center. Near the base of each petal a small, yellow, crescent-shaped gland attracts beetles by secreting a nectar-like substance.


among the grasses and herbs of mountain meadows, grasslands, and open forest throughout the intermountain west.

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Colorado, USA

Lat: 40.97, Long: -105.06

Spotted on Jul 13, 2019
Submitted on Jul 14, 2019

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