Definitions for calochortus macrocarpus
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sagebrush mariposa tulip, Calochortus macrocarpus(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
Calochortus macrocarpus, also known as sagebrush mariposa lily, occurs in northwestern United States and a small part of southern British Columbia. The leaves are blue-green and grass-like. The flowers are large, bloom in June, are three-petaled, and are pink and purple. The bulbs are tapering, like a carrot. First peoples in southern British Columbia harvested the bulbs from April to June. They can be eaten raw or cooked.
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