Dotted here and there amongst the sagebrush along the south side of Lac Du Bois Grasslands Protected Area is this beauty: Calochortus macrocarpus, or sagebrush mariposa lily. In the book Plants of Southern Interior British Columbia, the authors point out that “mariposa” means butterfly in Spanish. You can likely see the resemblance.
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