Erythronium oregonum

Oregon Fawn Lily

Erect flower stem, pair of leaves mottled with large patches of white, light green, brown, or greenish black, 4–9 in. long, about half as wide, wavy-edged. Flowers in raceme of 1–3 flowers. Flowers creamy white to white, with or without 1 or more bands of reddish to brown markings surrounding darker yellow area at base; anthers cream to yellow; filaments flattened. Three true petals have sac-like folded appendages at base. Grows in light woods, open meadows, at low elevations. Subsp. leucandrum has white anthers.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--16 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic Np, N Cascades Np, Columbia Basin, West Gorge, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes