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Erythronium sibiricum (Fisch. et C. A. Mey.) Kryl.

Erythronium sibiricum

Credit: Tatyana Shulkina

Flowering stem 15-30 cm. Tuber-like bulb elongate-ovate, above 3-6 cm long. Leaves 2, elliptical, with reddish spots, 10-20 cm x 3-7 cm. Flowers solitary, dark pink or lilac, 5-6 cm diam. Perianth lobes with numerous minute spots, inner segments with auricules. Anthers yellow, in contrast to the Europaean species E. dens-canis, which has dark lilac or brown anthers. V - April to July. Fl - end April, or beginning of May. Fr - June-July. P - by daughter bulbs and seed. Needs well-drained soil. A white-flowering form occurs in the wild. Once established, it can grow for many years in the same place and cover large patches. Good in rock gardens and flower beds. Z 3. New.

Siberia (Altay, Western Sayan), Central Asia (eastern Kazakstan) and Mongolia. On rocky slopes, forest edges.


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