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image: Glacier Lily
Illustration by Mary E. Eaton
Glacier Lily
(Yellow Avalanche-Lily, Yellow Fawn-Lily, Dogtooth Violet)

Erythronium grandiflorum



First Noted by Expedition
June 15, 1806, on the Lolo Trail, Idaho.
 

Description
One to five pale to golden yellow flowers hang at end of a stalk that grows from between two broadly lanceolate basal leaves. Flowers six lanceolate petal-like segments 1-2 in (2.5-5 cm) long that curve back behind base of flower. Height: 6-12 in (15-30 cm).
 

Habitat
Sagebrush slopes and mountain forest openings, often near melting snow.
 

Range
Southern British Columbia to northern Oregon; east to western Colorado, Wyoming, and western Montana.
 

Note
This species often blooms as snow recedes.

Species information from enature.com
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