Erythronium multiscapoideum

Sierra fawnlily

Habit: bulb producing perennial that sprouts two tongue like leaves dappled with irregular brown markings, similar to those on a fawn. Leafless stalks up to 8 in (20 cm) tall hold 1-4 slightly nodding creamy white flowers with yellow undersides that flare outwards revealing yellow stamen. Blooms in early spring, usually becoming dormant by summer.

Ecology: found in the shaded, cooler areas under tree cover in the foothills of the Cascades and Sierra Mountains of California between 1300-3200 ft (400-1000 m).

 

Growing Conditions: full sun to full shade, dry to moist well drained soil, prefers soil with high organic content.

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Type: Herbaceous Perennial (bulb)
Height: 3-8 in (8-20 cm)
USDA Zones: 3-7
Map courtesy of USDA-NRCS Plants Database.