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Erythronium tuolumnense

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Species Name: Erythronium tuolumnense
Common Name: Tuolumne Fawn Lily

This beautiful Fawn Lily has large wavy leaves and bright yellow flowers. It is dependable and easy to grow. Does best in a moist area with shade, even when dormant. Rare in California.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: to 12" H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part to full shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 2800'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: List 1B.2
Distribution: Central Sierra Nevada Foothills
Natural Habitat: Open woodlands



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References
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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