Mariposa Lily

a photo of a mariposa lily
The Sego or Mariposa lily (Calochortus gunnisonii), shows 3 petals, 3 sepals, and 6 stamens as is common to all lilies. The sepals and petals look different from each other, a characteristic of some, but not all lilies.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park

 
a photo of a mariposa lily with parts labelled
The Sego or Mariposa lily (Calochortus gunnisonii), shows 3 petals, 3 sepals, and 6 stamens as is common to all lilies. The sepals and petals look different from each other, a characteristic of some, but not all lilies.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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