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Erythronium klamathense  Applegate
Klamath fawn lily,   Klamath fawnlily
Erythronium klamathense is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and also found in Oregon.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
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~29 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

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Erythronium klamathense from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Range, Description: Erythronium klamathense is a rare species of flowering plant in the lily family known by the common name Klamath fawn lily. It is native to northern California (Shasta and Siskiyou Counties) and southern Oregon (Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Douglas and Lane Counties), where it grows in the Klamath Mountains and the southernmost peaks of the Cascade Range.[2][3] Description Erythronium klamathense is a perennial herb growing from a bulb and producing generally two wavy-edged, narrow leaves up to 17 centimeters long. The inflorescence arises on an erect stalk up to 20 centimeters tall, with one to three flowers per stalk. The flower has tepals 2 or 3 centimeters long which are white with yellow bases, turning pinkish with age. The long, protruding stamens have large pale yellow anthers.[2][4][5] (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

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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: 07/22/2024).