Erythronium grandiflorum

glacier lily

Habit: grows from a cylindrical corm with one pair of basal, strap like bright green leaves. Leafless, flowering stems produce 1-3 showy flowers comprised of 6 yellow tepals that curve backwards revealing yellow stamen and nodding towards the ground. The fruit is a three-angled capsule. Blooms shortly after snowmelt.

Ecology: found in the colder climates of subalpine and alpine meadows, on moist slopes and in shaded areas of wet montane forests from elevation of 3300-11,000 ft (1000-3300 m).


Growing Conditions: full sun to partial shade, in seasonally moist well-drained soil.


Herbaceous Perennial (corm)
12 in (30 cm)
12 in (30 cm)
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