Liliaceae
Erythronium klamathense

Klamath Fawn Lily

Erect flower stem, plain green leaves. Leaves 2–7 in. long, lance-shaped, bright green, folded along main vein, somewhat wavy-edged, lie on ground. Stem carries 1–3 flowers. Flowers white with yellow base, aging to light pink. Petals with folded appendages at base. Grows in meadows, openings in forests, at 3600–5400 ft. Blooms at snowmelt. Can be confused with E. montanum.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--8 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Subalpine
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Great Basin, Crater Lake NP
  • Native: Yes