Erythronium revolutum Sm.
Mahogany Fawnlily, Mahogany Fawn-lily, Bog Fawn-lily
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: ERRE5
Strongly mottled, 6-8 in., oblong leaves arise from a corm and surround the 6-16 in. flowering stem which bears one to several nodding, bell-shaped flowers. Flowers are rose-pink without, lighter within and have yellow bands near the inner base. Mahogany Fawn-lily is a perennial.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: S. B.C. to n.w. CA
Native Habitat: River banks; wood edges; bog edges
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Rich, moist, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Considered well worth having in cultivation for the mottled leaves alone. Bog fawn lily will reproduce rapidly from seed and ultimately produce large drifts. Though called "bog" lily, this species is rarely found in truly boggy areas.
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 Treatment: 3 months stratification is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
Web ReferenceWebref 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Erythronium revolutum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Erythronium revolutum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Erythronium revolutum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-02-09
Research By: TWC Staff