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Cat's Ears
(Elegant Mariposa Lily)

Calochortus elegans



First Noted by Expedition
May 17, 1806, at Camp Chopunnish, Idaho County, Idaho.
 

Description
A small plant with slender, bent stems and a few white flowers in a branched cluster shorter than the single grasslike leaf. Flowers about 1 in (2.5 cm) wide. Height: 2-8 in (5-20 cm).
 

Habitat
Grassy hillsides and open coniferous woods.
 

Range
Southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon to western Montana.
 

Note
The common name refers to the petals' resemblance to kittens' ears.

Species information from enature.com
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