Erythronium


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Related to Erythronium: Erythronium americanum, Erythronium albidum, Erythronium californicum

Erythronium

 

a genus of herbaceous bulbous plants of the family Liliaceae. The bulb is ovoid and cylindrical; the stalk is usually short (10–30 cm, rarely up to 60 cm) with two unmottled or mottled basal leaves and one or several nodding flowers. The perianth segments, which are pinkish purple, yellow, or white, are recurved. There are approximately 25 species, found primarily in the mountainous regions of North America. Some species are also found in the mountains of Western Europe (Erythronium dens canis), the Caucasus (E. caucasicum), Southern Siberia (E. sibiricum), and Japan. Some species are used as ornamentals in gardens and parks. They are often grown in special gardens of alpine vegetation.

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There is a host of different erythroniums now ranging from pink to white, cream and apricot as well as several taller, more robust yellow varieties and species.
Status and distribution of Erythronium mesochoreum Knerr (Liliaceae) in Illinois.
It's a direct translation of the Latin name Erythronium Dens–Canis and the name specifically for the diminutive Eurasian species of this plant.
It's a direct translation of the Latin name, Erythronium dens-canis, and the name specifically for the diminutive Eurasian species of this wonderful plant.
Erythronium californicum "White Beauty" is particularly fine, with large creamy-white flowers, marked with a circle of red - a pollen guide for insects.
Erythronium revolutum, White Beauty, has white flowers eight inches tall, and the sort of clean pristine looks that seem just right for spring.
If you have a shady spot in your garden, you may want to combine hellebores with erythronium, which thrive in semi-shade.
Her choices include deep blue muscari, vibrant yellow erythronium, dark tulips, white hyacinths and delicate narcissus.
Typical genera of plants with species using this dispersal syndrome include Asarum, Claytonia, Dentaria, Dicentra, Erythronium, Jeffersonia, Sanguinaria, Trillium, and Viola.
The following bulbs are considered moderately shade tolerant: hyacinth, arum, alium ursinum, fritillaria, erythronium, puschkinia, chinodoxa.
Relict trout lilies, Erythronium mesochoreum, in central Texas: A multivariate analysis of habitat for conservation.