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Oregon fawn-lily

Erythronium oregonum


A wildflower in the lily family with a thin tall stalk about 30 cm tall. The flower is nodding, facing the ground. It's tepals are recurved so their points face upward. The stamens and stigma are white and the anthers are yellow.


Spotted near the Meridian Neighborhood Park in Lacy, Wa. Found In North America from southern British Columbia south to northern California, west of the Cascade Range to the Coast Range and Siskiyous. It grows at low elevations in open meadows and in mixed woodlands.


John Burroughs is said to have named this species 'fawn lily' because he thought the two leaves looked like the pricked ears of a fawn. more likely, 'fawn' alludes to the mottled leaf coloring.(pic3)

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Lacey, Washington, USA

Lat: 47.08, Long: -122.75

Spotted on Apr 29, 2018
Submitted on May 2, 2018

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