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Erythronium purpurascens (Purple fawnlily)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Erythronium purpurascens

Erythronium purpurascens S. Watson

Purple Fawnlily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)


USDA Symbol: ERPU7

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 , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug



Find Seed or Plants

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

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

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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