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Erythronium quinaultense
Olympic fawn-lily, Quinault trout-lily

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, where endemic to Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties.

Habitat: Coniferous forest understory and edge, and moist slopes at low to moderate elevations.

Flowers: May-June

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Threatened in Washington (WANHP)

Pollination: Bees


Herbaceous, scapose perennials from narrowly ovoid bulbs 35-75 mm. long; scapes 12-25 cm. tall.


Leaves basal, 12-25 cm. long, green or faintly mottled with white or brown, lanceolate to ovate, the margins wavy.


Inflorescence of 1-3 flowers; tepals 6, white at the base, shading to pink, darkest toward the tips, with a yellow band at the base, lanceolate to ovate, 30-50 mm. long, the inner 3 with small auricles at the base; stamens 6, 12-24 mm. long, the filaments white, flattened; style white, 10-18 mm. long; stigma 3-lobed,the lobes recurved.


Capsules oblong to ovoid, 3-6 mm. long.

Accepted Name:
Erythronium quinaultense G.A. Allen
Publication: Syst. Bot. 26: 269, fig. 3. 2001.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Erythronium quinaultense in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Erythronium quinaultense checklist entry

OregonFlora: Erythronium quinaultense information

E-Flora BC: Erythronium quinaultense atlas page

CalPhotos: Erythronium quinaultense photos

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