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Henderson's fawn-lily

Bulbs

slender, 40–55 mm.

Leaves

10–25 cm;

blade mottled with irregular streaks of brown or white, oblong to ovate, margins entire to ± wavy.

Scape

reddish, 12–30 cm.

Inflorescences

1–4-flowered.

Flowers

tepals violet to pink, darker at tips, dark purple at base, broadly lanceolate, 18–35 mm, inner with small auricles at base;

stamens 10–14 mm;

filaments violet-purple, linear, slender, less than 0.8 mm wide;

anthers pale brown to purple;

style violet, 6–8 mm;

stigma unlobed or with lobes shorter than 1 mm.

Capsules

obovoid, 2–4 cm.

2n

= 24.

Erythronium hendersonii

Phenology Flowering spring (Mar–Apr).
Habitat Dry woods and forest openings
Elevation 300–1600 m [1000–5200 ft]
Distribution
from FNA
CA; OR
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Parent taxa Liliaceae > Erythronium
Sibling taxa
E. albidum, E. americanum, E. californicum, E. citrinum, E. elegans, E. grandiflorum, E. helenae, 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 S. Watson: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 22: 479. (1887)
Source Flora of North America vol. 26, p. 160.
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