Page authors: Ben Legler, David Giblin
Erythronium revolutum
coast fawn-lily, mahogany fawn-lily, pink fawn-lily

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to northwest California.

Habitat: Along river banks and the edge of woods, in open or in moderate shade.

Flowers: April-May

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)

Pollination: Bees


Herbaceous, scapose perennial from a deep-seated corm, the scape 1.5-3 dm. tall.


Leaves 2, basal, strongly mottled, oblong-lanceolate, 12-18 cm. long, gradually narrowed to a short, broad petiole.


Flowers usually single, occasionally more, nodding; tepals 6, distinct, narrowly lanceolate, deep pink, 3.5-4 cm. long, reflexed; filaments 6, lanceolate, broadened at the base and concealing the ovary; anthers yellow, style slender, stigma lobes 2-3 mm. long.


Capsule narrowly club-shaped, 3-4 cm. long.

Accepted Name:
Erythronium revolutum Sm.
Publication: Cycl. 13: Erythronium no. 3. 1809.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Erythronium johnsonii Bol.
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Erythronium revolutum checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Erythronium revolutum information.

E-Flora BC: Erythronium revolutum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erythronium revolutum photos.

USDA Plants: Erythronium revolutum information.

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