Calochortus Amabilis
Also called Diogenes' Lantern external link native to California
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Diogenes' Lantern
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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
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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.


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Multiple Stems
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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
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A perennial with multiple upright stems that can grow 4 to 20 in. (10 and 50 cm.) in height.


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Flat Leaves
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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
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Its leaves were flat and narrow narrowing to a point.


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Fresh And Expended
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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
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Here we see the flower in both fresh form and after one has been expended.


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The Classic Flower
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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
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Here the resemblance to a lantern is clear. The is the classic look of this flower.


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Posed
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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


The entire plant as it posed in a garden. Note the various stages of flowering.


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