According to gerristens/parsons guide, this is the species in Napa County, Ca. Second shot is me precariously photographing the line sighting...High lite of Day!
This single specimen was seen in bloom amid a grassland/chaparral habitat.
This little beauty was found on the Blue Ridge Loop Trail. It was all alone hiding next to a rock on the left-hand side of the trail up to the ridge.
a number of them in a small canyon at the base of the northwest facing side
Found in forest litter in filtered sunlight with madrone and oak forest adjacent, within 3 feet of road while walking with Citizen Naturalist group.
Calochortus amabilis is a species of flowering plant in the lily family which is known by the common name Diogenes' lantern. It is endemic to northern California, where it grows in the mountains north of the San Francisco Bay Area. In oak woodlands common understory plant associates are Calochortus luteus, Clarkia unguiculata and Delphinium variegatum. It is a common member of the scrub and woodland flora there. This is a perennial herb producing an upright, somewhat...