Calochortus kennedyi Porter
Scarlet mariposa is one of the most brilliant representatives of the
genus Calochortus. Its vivid color is accentuated by the contrasting
dark purple gland on the lower part of each petal. These mariposas,
of which there are many species, greatly diversified as to the shape
and color of their flowers, are very abundant in the foothills and on
the mountain slopes of Arizona and California. Some of them extend
far southward into the mountains of Central Mexico. The genus is
one of the most characteristic western American representatives of
the Lily Family.
This species has a rather narrow range in Nevada, Arizona, and
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