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Erythronium caucasicum Woronow

Flowering stem up to 10-15 cm. Tuber- like bulb elongate or elongate-cylindrical, 2-4 cm long. Leaves (usually 2) glaucous, spotted, ovate-elongate, 4-6 cm x 2-3 cm, prostrate. Flowers solitary, white or creamy, with small scattered spots, perianth lobes lanceolate. V - April to June. Fl - April or May in St. Petersburg, March-April in the wild. P - daughter bulbs. Transplant only in late summer. Well-drained soil is desirable. Can grow in shady places. Very suitable for the rock garden and group plantings as a spring flower. Z 5 (4). New.

Caucasus (western regions) and northern Iran. Forests of lower mountain zone, forest margins, tall grass communities.


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