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Erythronium tuolumnense

Liliaceae
Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials, Flowers

ERYTHRONIUM

Spring-flowering plants with dainty, nodding, lily-shaped blooms 1 to 1 1/2 in. across, on stems usually 1 ft. high or less. All have two (rarely three) broad, tongue-shaped basal leaves; these are mottled in many species. Set out in groups under deciduous trees, in rock gardens, beside pools or streams; give rich, porous soil. Plant bulbs in fall, as soon as you receive them; don’t let them dry out. Set 2 to 3 in. deep, 4 to 5 in. apart. Western species need no water during dormancy. Divide clumps infrequently—only when vigor and bloom quality decline.

Erythronium tuolumnense

Native to California. Robust plant with solidgreen leaves and 12–15-in.-tall stems. Golden yellow flowers are greenish yellow at base. ‘Kondo’ is an extra-vigorous selection.

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