Definition of Calochortus macrocarpus
1. Noun. Mariposa having loose clusters of one to three handsome lilac flowers resembling umbels atop stout erect stems; arid northwestern North America east of Cascade Mountains from southern British Columbia to northern California.
Group relationships: Calochortus, Genus Calochortus
Generic synonyms: Mariposa, Mariposa Lily, Mariposa Tulip
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Literary usage of Calochortus macrocarpus
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1. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1900)
"Petals purplish lilac, with a greenish line down the back, obovate-acuminate. 38. Calochortus macrocarpus Dougl. PLATE XVIII. Calochortus macrocarpus DOUGL. ..."
2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1917)
"WILD HYACINTH. Bulbs edible. Called grass nuts. Calochortus macrocarpus. MARIPOSA LILY. Bulbs edible and well flavored: much in demand by the aborigines. ..."
3. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1855)
"Calochortus macrocarpus, Dougl.—Hook. Fl. Bor. Am. vol. ii. p. 183. HAB. Sandy Pine-woods and granite rocks, Spokan Country, Upper Columbia Eiver. ..."
4. Companion to the Botanical Magazine by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1836)
"... (Bot. nine inches from the snout to the tip of the Mag. t. 2918.), Calochortus macrocarpus, tail, and seven feet round the thickest part, (Bol. Reg. i. ..."
5. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1847)
"Barren plains and pine-woods, Upper Oregon, very abundant, mostly with " Calochortus macrocarpus and Can- tua ..."