Page authors: Ben Legler, David Giblin
Erythronium oregonum
giant fawn lily, wild easter lily, deer's tongue
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California.

Habitat: Prairies, rocky balds, moist woods; at low elevations.

Flowers: March-May

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial herb from a deep corm; flowering stems to 30 cm tall.

Leaves:

All basal, usually paired; lanceolate; strongly mottled with brown.

Flowers:

Showy white blooms with 6 tepals to 5 cm long; 1-3 at stem tips.

Fruits:

Erect capsules 3-5 cm long.

Identification Notes:

The mottled leaves and low-elevation habitat separate this species from E. montanum, which also has white flowers; our other Erythronium species have pink or yellow flowers.

Accepted Name:
Erythronium oregonum Applegate
Publication: MadroƱo. 3: 99. 1935. 1935.

Synonyms:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
ssp. oregonum – giant fawn lily, wild easter lily, deer's tongue    Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to northern California.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Erythronium oregonum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Erythronium oregonum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Erythronium oregonum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erythronium oregonum photos.

USDA Plants: Erythronium oregonum information.

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