Taxon: Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh

Genus: Erythronium
Family: Liliaceae
  Subfamily: Lilioideae
      Tribe: Tulipeae
Nomen number: 15780
Place of publication: Fl. Amer. sept. 1:231. 1813
Comment: for date of this publication see Taxon 57:305. 2008
Name Verified on: 01-May-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Dec-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, - Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Foster, S. & C. Hobbs A field guide to Western medicinal plants and herbs. 2002 (W Med Pl Herbs)
  • Foster, S. & J. A. Duke A field guide to medicinal plants: Eastern/Central North America, 2nd ed. 2000 (EastC Med Pl)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. 1955-1969 (F Pacif NW)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mathew, B. 1992. A taxonomic and horticultural review of Erythronium L. (Liliaceae) Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 109:466-467.
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)

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