Erythronium tuolumnense

Tuolumne Fawn Lily

Plant Type: Bulb
Sun: Partial Shade, Shade
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 1' X 1'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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This fawn lily grows at low elevations in the Sierra foothills of Tuolumne County. It is one of the most southerly species in this beautiful, elusive group. Following summer dormancy, this lily sends up numerous oblong, arching leaves. The patch will expand year by year as the bulb matures and produces bulblets. With maturity, the tuolumne fawn lily will bloom spectacularly in late winter. The flowers are pendent, with long bright yellow petals that remind us of its close relationship to the California tiger lily. Plant tuolumnme fawn lily in bright shade and well-draining soil. Occasional summer water is tolerated and probably a good idea. Alternately, this makes a great potted specimen plant.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous