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Erythronium oregonum Applegate
Giant white fawn-lily, Giant white fawnlily, Oregon fawn-lily
USDA Symbol: EROR4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Strongly mottled, 8-10 in., oblong leaves arise from a corm and surround the 8-16 in. flowering stem which usually bears a single, bell-shaped flower. Two to three flowers per scape is not uncommon. Flowers are pure white to pink-tinged and purplish near the outer base with yellow bands near the inside base.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, WA Canada: BC Native Distribution:
S. from B.C. to Curry and Josephine Cos., OR Native Habitat:
Moist, alluvial woods; open, gravelly prairies
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist to drier, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Considered well worth having cultivation for the mottled leaves alone.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Sow seeds in flats or pots in the fall. Plunge container in the soil of a shady area. Corms can be transplanted the second season but it will be four to five seasons until the bulbs are large enough to support flowering.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Oregon Native Plant Nursery
- Woodburn, OR
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff