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Taxon: Calochortus nuttallii Torr. & A. Gray

Genus: Calochortus
Family: Liliaceae subfamily: Calochortoideae. Also placed in: Calochortaceae
Nomen number: 448098
Place of publication: Pacif. Railr. Rep. 2(2):124. 1857 ("1855") (H. Stansbury, Exped. Great Salt Lake 397. 1852, nom. provis.)
Comment: Torrey's 1852 comment "if ours proves to be distinct, it may be called C. nuttallii" clearly indicates that this name was provisional (Melbourne ICN Art. 36.1(b), see Ex. 4)
Name verified on: 26-Apr-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 19-Mar-2014
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 16 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • sego-lily   (Source: F NAmer ) – English

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Nebraska [n.w.], North Dakota [s.w.], South Dakota [w.]
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado [w.], Idaho [s.e.], Montana, Wyoming
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico [n.w.]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona [n.], Nevada, Utah



Check other web resources for Calochortus nuttallii Torr. & A. Gray:


  • GRIN Images of germplasm accessions.
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (25 November 2015)

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