Erythronium citrinum

Lemon Fawn Lily

Erect flower stem with 1–3 slightly nodding flowers. Stems 6–8 in. tall. Leaves 2, lance-shaped to oval, usually with wavy edges, mottled with white or brown. Flowers white with light green or greenish yellow patch, fading to pinkish, with very small sac-like appendages at base of the 3 petals, stigma shallowly 3-lobed. Grows in mixed light woods below 4000 ft. Very similar E. howellii does not have sac-like appendages. The most common of all, E. oregonum, shares the same habitat, with longer stigma lobes, flattened filaments, and central patch of deeper yellow.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--8 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes