Erythronium
adder's-tongue, dogtooth-violet, fawn-lily, glacier-lily, trout-lily
6 species
4 subspecies and varieties
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Erythronium grandiflorumyellow fawn-lily, glacier-lily
Distribution: Widely distributed in mountainous and forested areas across Washington; British Columbia to Oregon, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Sagebrush slopes to near timberline in the mountains, often blooming near snow fields.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-August
Growth Duration: perennial
var. chrysandrum – yellow fawn-lily
var. grandiflorum – yellow fawn-lily, glacier-lily
var. pallidum – pale-anthered glacier-lily
Erythronium idahoenseIdaho fawn-lily
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in eastern Washington; eastern Washington to adjacent Idaho and western Montana.
Habitat: Grasslands and ponderosa pine forest openings.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-May
Erythronium montanumavalanche-lily, white avalanche-lily
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Coast Range and Vancouver Island in British Columbia to Oregon.
Habitat: Forest openings and mountain meadows, subalpine to alpine.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Growth Duration: perennial
Erythronium oregonumdeer's tongue, giant fawn-lily, wild easter lily
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in the Puget Sound lowlands and east in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; British Columbia to California.
Habitat: Prairies, rocky balds, moist woods; at low elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-May
ssp. oregonum – giant fawn lily, wild easter lily, deer's tongue
Erythronium quinaultenseOlympic fawn-lily, Quinault trout-lily
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, where endemic to Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties.
Habitat: Coniferous forest understory and edge, and moist slopes at low to moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-June
Growth Duration: perennial
Erythronium revolutumcoast fawn lily, pink fawn lily, mahogany fawn lily
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to northwest California.
Habitat: Along river banks and the edge of woods, in open or in moderate shade.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-May
Growth Duration: perennial