Taxon  Report   3501    
Erythronium howellii  S. Watson
Howell's fawn lily,  Howell's fawnlily
Erythronium howellii
© 2003 Norman Jensen
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Erythronium howellii
© 2013 Scot Loring
Erythronium howellii, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, Oregon.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Erythronium howellii
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Erythronium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 2.3; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Erythronium citrinum var. citrinum

More information about  Erythronium howellii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 22, 2019).