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Erythronium elegans

Coast Range fawn lily, elegant fawn-lily


slender, 30–50 mm.


7–20 cm;

blade green or faintly mottled with brown or white, narrowly ovate, margins often wavy.


10–30 cm.




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.


obovoid to oblong, 2–5 cm.


= 48.

Erythronium elegans

Phenology Flowering late spring (May–Jun).
Habitat Meadows and open coniferous forests
Elevation 800–1000 m (2600–3300 ft)
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Of conservation concern.

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

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 26, p. 157.
Parent taxa Liliaceae > Erythronium
Sibling taxa
E. albidum, E. americanum, E. californicum, E. citrinum, E. grandiflorum, E. helenae, E. hendersonii, E. klamathense, E. mesochoreum, E. montanum, E. multiscapideum, E. oregonum, E. pluriflorum, E. propullans, E. purpurascens, E. pusaterii, E. quinaultense, E. revolutum, E. rostratum, E. taylorii, E. tuolumnense, E. umbilicatum
Name authority P. C. Hammond & K. L. Chambers: Madroño 32: 49, fig. 1. (1985)
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