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Erythronium mesochoreum

Erythronium mesochoreum Knerr

Midland Fawnlily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Erythronium albidum var. coloratum, Erythronium albidum var. mesochoreum

USDA Symbol: ERME15

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.
Fruit: Seeds brown.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: White, tinged pink, blue or lavender abaxially, with yellow adaxial spot at base.


USA: AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , MO , NE , OK , TX

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 78 - (2020) Missouri Native Plant Society
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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