Crinite Mariposa Lily

Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Agriculture


  • Species Common Name Crinite Mariposa Lily
  • Species Scientific Name Calochortus coxii
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Endangered


Special needs

The crinite mariposa lily is found in meadow, leaf litter, and moss habitat between 840-2780 feet elevation. This species occurs on serpentine soils in transition zones between coniferous forests and grass-shrub meadows.

Limiting factors

This rare endemic species is vulnerable to bulb collecting and flower picking. Grazing, seed predation, and fire suppression are among other threats.

Conservation actions

Survey suitable habitat to inform establishment of new populations. Conduct long-term monitoring of known populations. Manage grazing and recreational activity in sensitive areas.

Key reference or plan

Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Conservation