Calochortus Amabilis

Diogenes' Lantern
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A member of the lily family, this flower is also know under the common name Diogenes' lantern. Diogenes of Sinope external link was a Greek philosopher who was notorious for philosophical stunts such as wandering Athens with a lit lantern during daytime and claiming he was in search of an honest man.


Calochortus amabilis   •  Common name Diogenes' lantern, Native to California   •  Collected from Blue Ridge Road, Solano County   •  Tilden Botanical Gardens   •  Tilden Park internal link Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 July 2010)   •  (Photo 13:22:54 Tuesday 18 May 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Gardens_4893BCX
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Multiple Stems
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A perennial with multiple upright stems that can grow 4 to 20 in. (10 and 50 cm.) in height.


Calochortus amabilis   •  Common name Diogenes' lantern, Native to California   •  Collected from Blue Ridge Road, Solano County   •  Tilden Botanical Gardens   •  Tilden Park internal link Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 July 2010)   •  (Photo 13:23:02 Tuesday 18 May 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Gardens_4894BCX
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Flat Leaves
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Its leaves were flat and narrow narrowing to a point.


Calochortus amabilis   •  Common name Diogenes' lantern, Native to California   •  Collected from Blue Ridge Road, Solano County   •  Tilden Botanical Gardens   •  Tilden Park internal link Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 July 2010)   •  (Photo 13:23:12 Tuesday 18 May 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Gardens_4896BCX
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Fresh And Expended
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Here we see the flower in both fresh form and after one has been expended.


Calochortus amabilis   •  Common name Diogenes' lantern, Native to California   •  Collected from Blue Ridge Road, Solano County   •  Tilden Botanical Gardens   •  Tilden Park internal link Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 July 2010)   •  (Photo 13:23:28 Tuesday 18 May 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Gardens_4897BCX
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The Classic Flower
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Here the resemblance to a lantern is clear. The is the classic look of this flower.


Calochortus amabilis   •  Common name Diogenes' lantern, Native to California   •  Collected from Blue Ridge Road, Solano County   •  Tilden Botanical Gardens   •  Tilden Park internal link Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 July 2010)   •  (Photo 13:23:34 Tuesday 18 May 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Gardens_4898BCX
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Posed
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The entire plant as it posed in a garden. Note the various stages of flowering.


Calochortus amabilis   •  Common name Diogenes' lantern, Native to California   •  Collected from Blue Ridge Road, Solano County   •  Tilden Botanical Gardens   •  Tilden Park internal link Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 July 2010)   •  (Photo 13:24:10 Tuesday 18 May 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Gardens_4899BCX
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