Sunday, May 23, 2010


fairy lantern / white globe lily
Calochortus albus
Liliaceae

These were fairly small, similar to those I saw last year at Fort Ord. I normally think of fairy lanterns as being larger and in fewer numbers like at Point Lobos and Garland Ranch. I wouldn't be surprised if someone came along and started splitting these into subspecies. I was impressed to see so many at Jack's Peak.

3 comments:

Erica Lea said...

Gosh, what delicate little beauties! Lucky you to get to see them:-)

Nature ID said...

I do feel lucky. It can be challenging sometimes to focus on what we do have, rather than lamenting what we don't have, eh?

Kelly said...

wow those are too cute, so pretty