Calochortus, a genus in the Lily family, is Greek for ‘beautiful grass’ because of its long grass-like leaves. The dense hairy petals of Calochortus tolmiei resemble its common name, Pussy Ears. These hairs slow down insects that arrive looking for nectar, making the insects more effective pollinators. When propogated from seed, Calochortus take three to five years to produce flowers. The plant also produces a perennial bulb, and is common to dry grassy slopes and woodlands.
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