Erythronium purpurascens

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 12: 277. 1877.

Common names: Sierra Nevada fawn- lily
IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 159. Mentioned on page 155, 157.

Bulbs slender, 25–40 mm. Leaves 6–15 cm; blade green, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, margins ± wavy. Scape 7–20 cm. Inflorescences 1–6-flowered. Flowers: tepals white, bright-yellow on proximal 1/3, pinkish purple in age, lanceolate, 10–20 mm, not auriculate at base; stamens 8–12 mm; filaments yellow, slender; anthers cream to yellow; style yellow, 4–5 mm; stigma ± unlobed. Capsules obovoid, 2–4 cm.


Phenology: Flowering summer, soon after snowmelt (Jun–Aug).
Habitat: Open coniferous forests, meadows, rocky places
Elevation: 1500–2700 m

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Erythronium purpurascens"
cream +  and yellow +
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
cordate +  and linear +
loculicidal +
Geraldine A. Allen +  and Kenneth R. Robertson +
S. Watson +
whorled +, opposite +  and alternate +
narrowed +
reticulate-veined +  and parallel-veined +
glabrous +  and glaucous +
lanceolate +  and narrowly ovate +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
sheathing +  and involucrate +
tunicate +  and scaly +
additional +
slender +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
Sierra Nevada fawn- lily +
1500–2700 m +
connate-coroniform +  and dilated +
sessile +  and pedicellate +
erect +  and nodding +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +, septicidal +  and loculicidal +
obovoid +  and oblong +
membranaceous +  and leathery +
Open coniferous forests, meadows, rocky places +
persistent +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
recurved +  and erect +
many;several +
zygomorphic +  and actinomorphic +
Flowering summer, soon after snowmelt (Jun–Aug). +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
reddish +  and green +
elongating +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
wind-distributed +
1 +  and many +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
many +  and few +
more sparingly without than those extensive vegetative reproduction +
adnate +  and free +
staminodial +
1 +  and several +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Erythronium purpurascens +
Erythronium +
species +
pinkish purple;bright-yellow;white +
distinct +
spreading +  and reflexed +
not auriculate +  and lanceolate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
sepaloid +  and petaloid +
narrower +
lanceolate;ovate +
3 +  and 2 +