Calochortus tolmiei

This perennial flower has a slender stem with a single or cluster of bell-shaped flowers with three petals, tinged light pink to purple. Sometimes called pussy ears because of its distinctively furry, pointed petals.

Calochortus tolmiei © Seven Oaks Native Nursery
Calochortus tolmiei © Eric in SF; Wikimedia
Calochortus tolmiei © W.Siegmund
  • Calochortus tolmiei © Seven Oaks Native Nursery
  • Calochortus tolmiei © Eric in SF; Wikimedia
  • Calochortus tolmiei © W.Siegmund

Plant Details

Habitat:
Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Upland open, grassy slopes or in woodlands.
Mature Height:
4" - 14"
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Found in shallow, dry soils. Needs good drainage; prefers sandy soil.