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Erythronium grandiflorum  Pursh  ssp. grandiflorum 
Glacier lily
Erythronium grandiflorum ssp. grandiflorum is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California.
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Parent: Erythronium grandiflorum
Genus: Erythronium
Family: Liliaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Toxicity: Do not eat any part of this plant.

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSErythronium grandiflorum ssp. chrysandrum
PLANTSErythronium grandiflorum ssp. nudipetalum
PLANTSErythronium grandiflorum var. chrysandrum
JEFErythronium grandiflorum var. grandiflorum
PLANTSErythronium grandiflorum var. nudipetalum
Information about  Erythronium grandiflorum ssp. grandiflorum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[oregonflora.org] Description, Habitat, Range: Leaves 5 to 20 cm; blades lanceolate, not mottled, margins wavy. Inflorescences 1(3) flowered. Flowers tepals 20 to 35 mm, yellow, pale at base, inner tepals with auricles at base; stamens 10 to18 mm, filaments, linear, less than 1 mm wide, white, anthers cream to yellow to purple-red; style white, stigma with recurved lobes (1) 2 to 4 mm long. Fruits capsules 2 to 5 cm. Subalpine meadows, woods, rock outcrops. Flowering Mar to Jul. 0 to 2300m. BW, Casc, Col, CR, ECas, Lava, Sisk. CA, ID, WA; north to British Columbia and Alberta, southeast to NM. Native. As the common name implies, this lily is often found emerging from melting snow in subalpine meadows. (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]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/30/2024).