Taxon  Report   3497    
Erythronium grandiflorum  Pursh
Glacier lily,  Yellow avalanche lily
Erythronium grandiflorum
© 2007 Matt Below
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Erythronium grandiflorum
© 1999 John Game
Erythronium grandiflorum
© 2014 John Doyen
Erythronium grandiflorum, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Erythronium grandiflorum
© 2018 Saskia Raether
Genus: Erythronium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Erythronium grandiflorum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Search (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).