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Mahogany Fawn Lily
Erythronium revolutum
About Mahogany Fawn Lily (Erythronium revolutum) 5 Nurseries Carry This Plant Erythronium revolutum is a species of flowering plant in the lily family which is known by several common names, including mahogany fawn lily, coast fawn lily, and pink fawn lily. This plant is native to the west coast of North America from northern California to British Columbia. It is most abundant within 100 miles of the coast, and it is found in moist places, such as streambanks, bogs, and wet forest understory. This wildflower grows from an oval-shaped bulb 3 to 5 centimeters long and produces usually two wide, flat, mottled green leaves near the ground. It sends up a long, naked stalk which bears one or two showy lily flowers. The stalk bows at the end so that the face of the flower points at the ground. There are six petals in shades of pink or light purple which may have yellow or white spotting toward the center of the flower. The petals may be straight or recurved so far that their tips meet behind the flower. The anthers are bright yellow. The fruit is a capsule up to 6 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
Lavender, Yellow, Pink, White, Purple

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Shade, Part Shade

Moderate - High


Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Description
Soil Description
Grows best in moist, humus-rich soil

For propagating by seed: 3 mos. stratification.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
16*, 17

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Streambanks and wet places

Annual Precipitation: 16.4" - 120.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.28" - 3.50", Coldest Month: 32.6" - 47.9", Hottest Month: 60.0" - 72.8", Humidity: 0.11" - 21.01", Elevation: 106" - 5306"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Coast Fawn Lily, Mahogany Fawnlily, Pink Fawn Lily

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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