Taxon  Report   3495    
Erythronium citrinum  S. Watson  var. citrinum 
Cream fawnlily,  Lemon colored fawn lily
Erythronium citrinum var. citrinum
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Erythronium citrinum var. citrinum
© 2015 Dana York
Erythronium citrinum var. citrinum
© 2010 Sierra Pacific Industries
Erythronium citrinum var. citrinum, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, Oregon.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Erythronium citrinum var. citrinum
© 2013 Scot Loring
Genus: Erythronium
Parent: Erythronium citrinum
Communities: Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 4.3; (broad endemic / strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Erythronium howellii
More information about  Erythronium citrinum var. citrinum
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).