Calochortus kennedyi

Leo A. Martin
Tue, 05 May 2009 17:00:23 PDT
I was recently at the 2009 Convention of the Cactus and Succulent Society
of America in Tucson, Arizona, April 10-15. On the field trip we saw
thousands of the yellow form of C. kennedyi in bloom (as well as hundreds
of C. nuttalii) and I took plenty of photos, which I will eventually send
to be posted to the Wiki. They all had just their first flowers open (of
2-3 buds per plant) so there were no fruits to photograph. I wonder if
Mary Sue's friend was at the same convention? They are about 4 hours by
car from my house and I haven't had a chance to go back and photograph the
fruits. My C. catalinae was in bloom in mid March and its fruit isn't
fully ripe yet. Does C. kennedyi take the same time to mature seed?

I do intend to grow this and other desert calochortuses at some point, and
distribute them to the Wiki. So I need to go find seed somewhere.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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