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Mount Diablo fairy lantern (Calochortus pulchellus)

The Mount Diablo fairy lantern or Mount Diablo globelily (Calochortus pulchellus) is a California-native plant with gorgeous, drooping, light yellow wildflowers. The insides and edges of the petals are hairy, and are often decorated with small red spots. Although this species historically had a greater range, it is now endemic to the western side of Mt. Diablo.

Mount Diablo fairy lantern (Calochortus pulchellus).  Mount Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=PLA0493
Mount Diablo fairy lantern (Calochortus pulchellus), close-up portrait of beautiful wildflowers. Mount Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County, California, USA.
PLA0493

Mount Diablo fairy lantern (Calochortus pulchellus).  Mount Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=PLA0494
Mount Diablo fairy lantern (Calochortus pulchellus). Mount Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County, California, USA.
PLA0494

Mount Diablo fairy lantern (Calochortus pulchellus).  Mount Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=PLA0495
Mount Diablo fairy lantern (Calochortus pulchellus), high-magnification close-up revealing the hairs and red spots on the inside of the flower's petal. Mount Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County, California, USA.
PLA0495

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