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.

Plant Details

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.