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Erythronium montanum (Avalanche-lily)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Erythronium montanum

Erythronium montanum S. Watson

Avalanche-lily, White Avalanche-lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ERMO8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

1-5 showy white flowers not at end of a stalk that grows from between 2 broadly lanceolate basal leaves.

This mountain species blooms just after the snow melts, often carpeting meadows with its white flowers. There are a number of western species, some with cream or yellow flowers, others with pinkish ones.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: OR , WA
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: British Columbia to northern Oregon.
Native Habitat: Alpine or subalpine meadows and forests.

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1989 VOL. 6, NO.3 - Butterfly Gardens, Director\'s Report, Proper Care Gives Staying Power to Cut Fl...

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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