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Erythronium howellii  S. Watson
Howell's fawn lily,   Howell's fawnlily
Erythronium howellii is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and also found in Oregon.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
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~20 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Genus: Erythronium
Family: Liliaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Erythronium howellii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.

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[Wikipedia] Distribution, Reclassification: Erythronium howellii, or Howell's fawn lily, is a flowering bulb in the lily family endemic to northwestern California and southwestern Oregon.[2][3] It has been reclassified by the Jepson Manual as Erythronium citrinum var. citrinum.[4][5] Distribution It is found in the Klamath Mountains and northern Outer California Coast Ranges.[2] There are small populations in Siskiyou, Trinity, and Del Norte Counties in northern California; and in Curry, Josephine, and Jackson Counties in Oregon.[2][6][7] It is listed as vulnerable for the following reasons: "Range is Del Norte Co., Calif., and adjacent southern Oregon. Most of the populations occur in Oregon, a few in California. Oregon sites number <38. Populations are not large, many reported during pre-timber harvest surveys."[8] (link added 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: 07/12/2024).