BOT 360F - Families of Vascular Plants

LILIACEAE
Erythronium spp.

Erythronium americanum - Found in the deciduous and mixed forest regions of southern and eastern Ontario. Flowers and a pair of leaves arise from underground bulbs (below right). Colonies are formed as bulbs produce stolons at the ends of which new bulbs develop. Bulbs that are not flowering will send up only a single leaf. Source: Dickinson et al. (2004) and McKay & Catling (1979)

Photos (left) T. A. Dickinson © T. A. Dickinson 2003; (right) R. M. Saunders Royal Ontario Museum 2004.

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