Erythronium ID

Paige Woodward
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:35:40 PDT
Hi, Gene. 

You know this and more already!

If the seeds were not wild, all bets are off. 

But your plant does have the basic traits of Erythronium revolutum: the auricles and ring of irregular yellow markings at the base of the tepals; the flattened, white filaments with golden pollen; the rather large stigma, etc. You no doubt checked the Flora of North America, but to save others time, here is a link.…

Populations of revolutum vary a lot in the depth of the pink of their flowers, the strength of the markings on their leaves, even the width of their tepals.

I have plants from wild seed that are kinda pale and unmagnetic, like this one.  

I will now dig myself in deeper and venture an opinion about your other Erythronium. 


On 2013-04-10, at 1:10 PM, "Gene Mirro" <> wrote:

> I bought some seeds labelled Erythronium revolutum from Tilden botanic garden in 2001.  I sowed them in 2008, and this is what they look like now:
> The flowers are much paler than the other forms of revolutum that I grow. Also, the leaves are not as darkly mottled. Is this a local form of revolutum, or might it be a hybrid? Thanks.

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