[The Mariposa Lilies of Mt. Adams Country]

Cat's-ear, Cascade Mariposa Lily, Mountain Mariposa Lily, Subalpine Mariposa Lily

Calochortus subalpinus

Synonym: Calochortus lobbii

Flower of Cat's-ear, Cascade Mariposa Lily, Mountain Mariposa Lily, Subalpine Mariposa Lily: Calochortus subalpinus (Synonym: Calochortus lobbii)

The photo above shows a close-up view of the flower of the subalpine mariposa lily as seen on the Island on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams.........July 17, 2006. Note the numerous whitish hairs over the inner surface of each petal and the 3-sided pistil at the center of the flower.

Close-up sideview of the flower of Cat's-ear, Cascade Mariposa Lily, Mountain Mariposa Lily, Subalpine Mariposa Lily: Calochortus subalpinus (Synonym: Calochortus lobbii)

The photo above shows a side-view of the flower of the subalpine mariposa lily as seen on the Island on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams..........July 17, 2006. Note the cup-like glands (brown-tinged bulges at the base of each petal, the greenish-veined sepals, and the broad, flattened surface of the leaf blade at left. The one or two basal leaves are much longer than the height of the flower stem.

Flower of Cat's-ear, Cascade Mariposa Lily, Mountain Mariposa Lily, Subalpine Mariposa Lily: Calochortus subalpinus (Synonym: Calochortus lobbii)

The photo above shows a close-up of cat's-ear lily as seen in a meadow off Forest Road 80 at about 3800' above Wicky Shelter on the south side of Mt. Adams...........May 28, 2005.

Flower of Cat's-ear, Cascade Mariposa Lily, Mountain Mariposa Lily, Subalpine Mariposa Lily: Calochortus subalpinus (Synonym: Calochortus lobbii) - Cat's-ear, Cascade Mariposa Lily, Mountain Mariposa Lily, Subalpine Mariposa Lily: Calochortus subalpinus (Synonym: Calochortus lobbii) - Sideview of the inflorescence of Cat's-ear, Cascade Mariposa Lily, Mountain Mariposa Lily, Subalpine Mariposa Lily: Calochortus subalpinus (Synonym: Calochortus lobbii)

Cat's-ear lily as seen in pine forest along the Willard Springs Trail in Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge.........May 24, 2016.

Flower of Cat's-ear, Cascade Mariposa Lily, Mountain Mariposa Lily, Subalpine Mariposa Lily: Calochortus subalpinus (Synonym: Calochortus lobbii)

The photo above shows a close-up view of the flower of the subalpine mariposa lily as seen on the Island on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams..........July 17, 2006. I'm wondering if ants might be a common pollinator of this species since they are commonly seen clambering around the flowers.

Cat's-ear, Cascade Mariposa Lily, Mountain Mariposa Lily, Subalpine Mariposa Lily: Calochortus subalpinus (Synonym: Calochortus lobbii)

The photo above shows the basal leaves and inflorescence of subalpine mariposa lily as seen along Road S1750 at about 4050' on King Mt...........June 3, 2007.

Paul Slichter