Erythronium elegans

P. C. Hammond & K. L. Chambers

Madroño 32: 49, fig. 1. 1985.

Common names: Elegant fawn-lily
EndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 157. Mentioned on page 155, 156.

Bulbs slender, 30–50 mm. Leaves 7–20 cm; blade green or faintly mottled with brown or white, narrowly ovate, margins often wavy. Scape 10–30 cm. Inflorescences 1–2(–4)-flowered. Flowers: tepals: inner ± white, outer ± white and tinged (often strongly) with pink, especially abaxially and along midline, becoming more generally pinkish with age, both inner and outer with yellow band at base, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 20–40 mm, abaxial surfaces and outer tepals often darker, inner auriculate at base; stamens 13–22 mm; filaments white, flattened, slightly widened, linear to lanceolate, 0.8–2 mm wide; anthers yellow; style white, 10–20 mm; stigma with slender, usually recurved lobes 2–4 mm. Capsules obovoid to oblong, 2–5 cm. 2n = 48.

Phenology: Flowering late spring (May–Jun).
Habitat: Meadows and open coniferous forests
Elevation: 800–1000 m


Of conservation concern.

This species is endemic to the Coast Ranges of western Oregon.

Selected References


Lower Taxa