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)

Family: Liliaceae

Status: Native

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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