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Latin Name:

Erythronium gradiflorum

Common Name(s):

Yellow Glacier Lily, Glacier Lily, Yellow Fawn Lily

Family Name:



6-16 inches tall

Flower Size:

1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches wide

Flower Shape:

3-6 Petaled, Bell Shaped


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Pure golden-yellow flowers with 6 tepals that bend sharply backwards to the back. Flower is usually nodding. Flower extends from a single branchless stem, with basal non-mottled leaves. Very similar to the Avalanche Lily -- several sources group the two species together.


Like many lilies, the Glacier Lily grows from corms that were frequently used as food for Native Americans.


Mountain meadows and stream banks, often near melting snows

Blooming Season:


Related Flowers:

Avalanche Lily, White Fawn Lily

Similar Flowers:

Avalanche Lily, White Fawn Lily, Yellow Violet, Tiger Lily, Monkeyflower

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