(Erythronium tuolumnense )
Photo Copyright 2004 Mike Ireland
Description: Perennial herb growing from a 2 - 4 inch (50-100 mm) ovoid bulb. Leaves 5/8 - 1 3/8 inches (15-35 cm) long, elliptic to ovate, and green. Stalk of inflorescence is 5/8 - 1 3/8 inches (15-35 cm) long, more or less reddish, with 1-5 flowers. The beautiful flowers have yellow petals that are narrowly ovate in shape.
Distribution: This species is only known from the Stanislaus and Tuolumne River drainages in Tuolumne County.
Habitat: Wet, steep, mostly north-facing slopes in broadleafed upland forest, chaparral, lower montane coniferous forest, 1200 - 4000 feet (365 -1220 meters)
Flowering Period: March-May
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B