Latin name: Calochortus venustus Benth.
Pronunciation: kal-oh-KOR-tus ven-OOS-tus
Common name: Butterfly mariposa lily
Family: Liliaceae (Lily)
Habitat: Light or sandy soils within an altitudinal range of 1000' to 8000' in valley grassland, foothill woodland, and yellow pine forest
Blooming period: April to July
Name derivations: 1) Calochortus 2) venustus