|I added beads for detail and depth. There was also a blue-green insect visiting several of the flowers ... I had never seen it before.|
Calochortus is a Greek word meaning 'beautiful grass', however the flowers grow from a bulb. Mariposa is a Spanish word meaning 'butterfly' and refers to the evanescent quality of the petals and unique markings on the flowers. My photos were taken on a semi desert grassland hill near Oliver, BC. The actual flower size is about 2" on a 8-10" stalk.