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Mariposa Lillies, Calochortus sp, send up their flowers after the weather gets hot. Their leaves have long since withered when the beautiful pink to lavendar flowers open. They are a real gem to find amongst the already drying grasses. I found these above our house on a short dog walk a couple evenings ago.






  1. I like another name I’ve heard for mariposa lilies: claret cups. Too bad they’d leak – otherwise they’d make an elegant wine cup!

  2. That’s a good name for a pretty flower! I can imagine the flower fairies drinking their spirits from it.

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