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Glacier Lily - Erythronium grandiflorum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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General Description
Scapose, glabrous perennials from slender bulbs. Scape erect, 7–30 cm, ebracteate. Leaves 2, basal, short-petiolate; the blade 5–20 cm long, narrowly elliptic, fleshy. Inflorescence solitary or few terminal, nodding flowers. Flowers regular, narrowly campanulate, opening to star-shaped in full sun; tepals yellow, rarely white, separate, narrowly lanceolate, 15–40 mm long, reflexed during the day; stamens shorter than tepals; anthers yellow or red; stigma capitate or 3-lobed. Fruit an erect, oblong-ovoid, 3-lobed, many-seeded capsule 25–50 long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

We have varieties grandiflorum and candidum (Piper) Abrams.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to CA, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 68

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Habitat
Mostly montane to subapline.

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