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Erythronium oregonum

Erythronium oregonum Applegate

Giant white fawn-lily, Giant white fawnlily, Oregon fawn-lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s):

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.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: CA , OR , WA
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: S. from B.C. to Curry and Josephine Cos., OR
Native Habitat: Moist, alluvial woods; open, gravelly prairies

Growing Conditions

Light 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.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Propagation

Description: 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

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

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 on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Erythronium oregonum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Erythronium oregonum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Erythronium oregonum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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