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Erythronium revolutum  Sm.
Mahogany fawn lily
Erythronium revolutum is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
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~140 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

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Erythronium revolutum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ERRE5)

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[Wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Ecology, Threats: Erythronium revolutum is native to western North America, from coastal Northern California to British Columbia, including Vancouver Island.[3] It grows in wet areas in forests and along stream banks.[4] Ecology Erythronium revolutum is most abundant within 100 miles (161 km) of the coast, at altitudes of less than 1000 m.[3] The plant is found in moist places such as streambanks, bogs, and wet redwood and mixed evergreen forest understory.[2][3] It is slow-growing, taking 5 to 7 years to form a flowering size bulb,[5] and therefore is slow to establish in new locations. These habitats are threatened in the wild and in addition, E. revolutum may be threatened by collection for horticulture and soil compaction by forestry machinery.[5] (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: 07/22/2024).