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Erythronium multiscapideum  (Kellogg) A. Nelson & P. B. Kenn.
Sierra fawn lily
Erythronium multiscapideum is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California.
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Genus: Erythronium
Family: Liliaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Ultramafic affinity: 3 - strong indicator
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFErythronium multiscapoideum
Information about  Erythronium multiscapideum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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[Wikipedia] Range, Description: Erythronium multiscapideum is a California species of flowering plant in the lily family which is known by the common name Sierra fawn lily.[1] It is endemic to California, where it grows in the foothills of the southern Cascade Range and the Sierra Nevada. Its primary range extends from Shasta County to Amador County with additional populations in Mariposa County.[1][2][3][4] Description Erythronium multiscapideum produces a bulb two to five centimeters long, sometimes with associated bulblets. It has two oval-shaped leaves up to 15 centimeters long which are green and mottled with brown or white. Stalks about 10 to 20 centimeters tall hold one to four flowers each. The flower has white tepals with bright yellow bases. The stamens, anthers, and stigma are white or cream.[1][5] (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/07/2023).