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Erythronium oregonum, Giant White Fawnlily, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Plant, Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Portland
Erythronium oregonum, Giant White Fawnlily, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Plant, Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Portland
Erythronium oregonum, Giant White Fawnlily, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Plant, Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Portland
Well-established population of Erythronium oregonum, Giant White Fawnlily, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Plant, Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Portland

White Fawn Lily

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Erythronium oregonum

Oregon fawn lily is a stunning spring ephemeral noteworthy both for its creamy white flowers and its deeply mottled leaves. Buds open during April or May into nodding 2-inch star-shaped blooms whose tepals curl upward away from the dangling stamens. Thick basal leaves have brown dappled markings reminiscent of a fawn’s coat, inspiring this perennial’s common name. (Oregon Flora Project)

  • Plant type/canopy layer: deciduous perennial herbaceous plant/ground layer
  • Size at maturity: 1' tall, 6-8" wide
  • Light requirements: full sun, part sun / part shade
  • Moisture requirements: moist soil, prefers well-drained
  • Bloom Time: March - June
  • Growth rate/ease: moderate growth rate and difficulty
  • Wildlife support: adult butterflies/nectar source, bees and other insect pollinators (Oregon Flora Project)
  • Native habitat/range: Found in meadows and open woodlands up to 1800 meters in western OR from the Coast Range to the Cascades, north through WA to British Columbia. Portland Plant List - yes.  
  • Special features & uses: groundcover

Gardening with White Fawn Lily: White Fawn Lily is a perennial bulb that blooms in spring then dies back completely. In a natural setting, it typically forms a carpet of breathtaking blooms - so be sure to plant in bulk if you’d like this effect. Interplant with other herbaceous plants, shrubs and/or ferns to compliment the look and fill the space once the fawn lily is finished for the season.  


Photo Credit 1: "Erythronium" by fawnlilylanah is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Photo Credit 2: "Erythronium oregonum (Giant White Fawnlily)" by brewbooks is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Photo Credit 3: "Fawn Lily" by born1945 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Photo Credit 4: "sh8 growing in white" by Upupa4me is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0