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Calochortus: Mariposa Lilies & Their Relatives

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With their graceful stance, brilliant colors, and intricate markings, members of the North American genus Calochortus are among the most dazzling bulbous plants in the world. Ranging from southern Canada as far south as Mexico and Guatemala, Calochortus includes four distinct groups: fairy lanterns, cat's ears, star tulips, and the spectacular mariposa lilies. Discussions of the species contain a history and description of the plant, along with its distribution and habitat and observations about its cultivation. Among the book's most compelling features are Ron Parsons' superb photographs, most taken in situ, which vividly illustrate the remarkable variation to be found within the genus (and sometimes even within individual species). With many species rare or endangered, it is imperative that we become better acquainted with this genus of exquisite plants.

Book News Annotation:

The Calochortus are a spectacular American wildflower that can be grown in domestic gardens. This beautiful and informative handbook describes the species, phylogenetic approaches to its classification, its history, and its horticulture in separate chapters. Three chapters are devoted to the subclasses Calochortus, Mariposa and Cyclobothra, with detailed description of each species and its distribution and habitat, cultivation, and references. The volume is illustrated with Parson's superb photos of the flowers, both the individual blooms and in their native habitat. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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With their graceful stance, brilliant colors, and intricate markings, members of the North American genus Calochortus are among the most dazzling bulbous plants in the world. Yet their mostly undeserved reputation for being difficult to grow has kept them from being known and appreciated by the vast majority of gardeners. By presenting detailed history, distribution, habitat, and observations on cultivation for each species, Mary Gerritsen and Ron Parsons aim to raise awareness of these gems of the American West and to bring them into wider horticultural use. The superb photographs, most taken in situ, vividly illustrate the remarkable variation within the genus and sometimes even within species.

Synopsis:

With their graceful stance, brilliant colors, and intricate markings, members of the North American genus Calochortus are among the most dazzling bulbous plants in the world. By presenting detailed information about every major group and species, Mary Gerritsen and Ron Parsons aim to raise awareness of these gems of the American West.

About the Author

Mary E. Gerritsen, PhD is also the author of Masdevallias (Timber Press 2005). Mary lives in San Mateo, California, where she gardens extensively.
Ron Parsons has been growing orchids for more than three decades and photographing them for nearly as long. He lives in the San Francisco area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881928440
Author:
Gerritsen, Mary E.
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Author:
Parsons, Ron
Author:
Gerritsen, Mary
Subject:
Flowers - Perennials
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Flowers - Bulbs
Subject:
Calochortus.
Subject:
Gardening-Bulbs Rhizomes and Tubers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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With their graceful stance, brilliant colors, and intricate markings, members of the North American genus Calochortus are among the most dazzling bulbous plants in the world. Yet their mostly undeserved reputation for being difficult to grow has kept them from being known and appreciated by the vast majority of gardeners. By presenting detailed history, distribution, habitat, and observations on cultivation for each species, Mary Gerritsen and Ron Parsons aim to raise awareness of these gems of the American West and to bring them into wider horticultural use. The superb photographs, most taken in situ, vividly illustrate the remarkable variation within the genus and sometimes even within species.
"Synopsis" by , With their graceful stance, brilliant colors, and intricate markings, members of the North American genus Calochortus are among the most dazzling bulbous plants in the world. By presenting detailed information about every major group and species, Mary Gerritsen and Ron Parsons aim to raise awareness of these gems of the American West.
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