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Glacier Lily - Erythronium grandiflorum | by pfly
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Glacier Lily - Erythronium grandiflorum

Seen on the trail to Noble Knob, on the side of Mutton Mountain. The similiar Avalanche Lily (E. montanum) is white with a yellow center. Both appear soon after snow melt, but are not specifically associated with avalanches or glaciers.

 

Most of these had wilted by the time we hiked the trail, but a few were still blooming nicely.

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Taken on July 8, 2006