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Erythronium pluriflorum  Shevock, Bartel & G. A. Allen
Manyflower fawnlily,   Shuteye peak fawn lily
Erythronium pluriflorum is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
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~33 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, Subalpine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

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


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[Wikipedia] Range, Endangered Species Designation, Conservation: It is endemic to California, in the central Sierra Nevada within eastern Madera County. It is known only from isolated populations on Chiquito Ridge and Shuteye Peak, in the San Joaquin River watershed.[4][5] It is listed as an endangered species by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and IUCN, and is on the California Native Plant Society Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants.[4] The plant was not described until 1991.[2][6][7][8] Conservation This species is listed as imperiled due to a combination of factors. Firstly, its historic range is quite small. Erythronium pluriflorum is known from only six populations, all within the Sierra National Forest. Disruption from camping is a threat. However, climate change is the greatest threat to this species "as its habitat requirements include a sliver of area in the subalpine Sierra Nevadas."[9] (contributed 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: 04/22/2024).