Erythronium


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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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Effect of removal of co-occurring species on distribution and abundance of Erythronium americanum (Liliaceae), a spring ephemeral.
Variation in pollen size, fertilization ability, and post fertilization siring ability in Erythronium grandiflorum.
The major goals of this study were to look for effects of differential donor success in Erythronium grandiflorum and to determine whether variation in pollen-tube growth rates could be responsible for patterns of differential donor success.
Two springtime beauties from the US, trilliums and erythroniums, have been wholeheartedly adopted into the British gardening repertoire and are among the most special of Cinderella plants.
1994) Arenaria groenlandica, Junt-us 1 m Marchand and Roach trifidus, Potentilla tridentata (1980) and Diapensia lapponica Erythronium grandiflorum 1 m Weiblen and Thomson (1995) Campanula thyrsoides <10 m Frei et al.
Erythronium meochoreum was initially listed as endangered in Illinois, later reclassified as threatened (Herkert 1991), and now removed from the list because it is more common in Illinois than previously thought (Nyboer and Ebinger 2004).
Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit), Zanthoxylum americanum (prickly-ash), Erythronium albidum (prairie fawnlily), Viola pubescens (smooth yellow violet), and Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper).
The following bulbs are considered moderately shade tolerant: hyacinth, arum, ornamental allium/onion, fritillaria, erythronium, puschkinia and chinodoxa.
Pagoda" is a vigorous hybrid of trout lily that resulted from the cross-breeding of two Erythronium species native to North America.
Her choices include beautiful deep blue muscari, vibrant yellow erythronium, dark tulips, white hyacinths and delicate-looking narcissus - but not all together, of course.
Ecological, Ethnobotanical, and Nutritional Aspects of Yellow Glacier Lily, Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh (Liliaceae) in Western Canada, MS thesis, Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.