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Glacier Lily

Erythronium grandiflorum

Description:

The plant grows from a deep bulb which is 3 to 5 centimeters wide. Its two green leaves are wavy-edged and up to 20 centimeters long. The stalk may reach 30 centimeters tall and bears one to three showy flowers. Each flower has bright lemon yellow tepals, white stamens with large white to yellow to red anthers, and a white style. The flower is pollinated by bumblebees and other bees. The bulbs are an important and preferred food of the grizzly bear. Mule deer readily eat the foliage

Habitat:

Subalpine zone meadow


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Montana, USA

Lat: 48.92, Long: -113.86

Spotted on Jul 13, 2001
Submitted on Mar 13, 2012

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