Rocky Mountain Calochortus

The Silent Seed
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 10:00:16 PDT
I'm just glad we aren't talking Rocky Mountain Oysters here! :)

On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 12:48 PM, penstemon <> wrote:

> >On a recent trip to Colorado and the Beartooth and Bighorn ranges in
> Wyoming, we saw Calochortus in several places. I'm having trouble
> deciding whether these were Calochortus gunnisonii or Calochortus
> nuttallii, or one species in one site and the other elsewhere. Both
> species are reported to occur where we were, and both are quite
> variable. Can anyone advise me about distinguishing characteristics?
> Check this out.
> The band of maroon is apparently diagnostic for C. nuttallii.
> Bob Nold
> Denver, Colorado, USA
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