- any plant of the bulbous genus Erythronium, with decoratively mottled leaves and cyclamen-like yellow, rose, purple, or white flowers: family LiliaceaeSee also dogtooth violet
New Latin, from Greek erythros red
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We have several species of Erythronium, all of them beautiful.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits
Mary Elizabeth Parsons
I observed the Erythronium dens canis, and Panax trifolium appeared in flower on the 25th.
Thus in Erythronium and Limnocharis the fertilized egg may form a mass of tissue on which several embryos are produced.
Two liliaceous plants in particular, Erythronium grandiflorum and Fritillaria pudica, are marvelously beautiful and abundant.Steep Trails
The most noticeable and abundant flower on all slopes is the avalanche lily (erythronium montanum).The Mountain that was 'God'
John H. Williams