Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Calochortus ambiguus (M.E. Jones) M. Ownbey
(Doubting Mariposa Lily)
Calochortus watsonii M.E. Jones var. ambiguus M.E. Jones
Calochortus ambiguus bears a lovely white to purplish white
frequently solitary flower with purple spots near the base. It is usually found on drier open slopes. This plant was identified with the help of Bob Sivinski.
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Calochortus ambiguus, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Mangas Cyn. Road, May 2, 2007
Calochortus ambiguus, photo Russ Kleinman, Mogollon Mtns., 74 Mtn. Trail near Shelley Peak, April 23, 2009
Calochortus ambiguus, flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Hwy 78 near Hwy 180, May 3, 2010
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