Taxon  Report   3507    
Erythronium purpurascens  S. Watson
Plain leaf fawn lily,  Purple fawn lily
Erythronium purpurascens
© 2008 Dee E. Warenycia
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Erythronium purpurascens
© 2017 Michael Drake
Erythronium purpurascens
© 2006 Jim Battagin
Erythronium purpurascens, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Erythronium purpurascens
© 2011 Dee Warenycia
Genus: Erythronium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Serpentine affinity: 1; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Erythronium purpurascens
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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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 17, 2019).