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Tuolumne Fawn-Lily
(Erythronium tuolumnense )
Liliaceae

Tuolumne Fawn-Lily
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

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010