Wild lilies Sunshine Coast

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  1. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Active Member

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    if anyone lives on the Sunshine Coast BC ... these are in fine bloom now

    A friend took these pix at Gospel Rock in Gibsons BC yesterday 31 March at a social distance

    They are gorgeous !

    Tho the sad part is how human litter (fr chip bags to beer cans) are scattered around the flowers

    I have also seen these at Smuggler Cove Provincial Marine Park in Halfmoon Bay BC (beyond Sechelt)

    What EXACTLY is LATIN name for these Lilies?

    And what is common name?

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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Beauty! Erythronium oregonum Those grow at UBCBG, but I have not seen them in the wild. Kind of limited range in BC.
     
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    These photos are at Gospel Rock which is the decades-long subdivisive subdivision acreage

    What is COMMON name? Dog tooth?
     
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    Or fawn lily?

    There is a pink version too???

    EDIT to add a couple of jpg from spring 2018 at Gospel Rock to show scale
    (No - this person was not picking the flowers ... just gently admiring)
     

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    Andrew Matheson Member UBC Botanical Garden

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    You can see some populations at lighthouse park. I believe people call them fawn lilies.
     
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    The smaller pink species in this area is Erythronium revolutum, which I've personally only seen on Vancouver island.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Turner & Gustafson, Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest (2006, Timber Press, Portland) have it that E. oregonum ranges to 16 in. tall and E. revolutum to 20 in. Assuming they are still up searching should turn up photos of a cemetery in Victoria that has lawns that are thick with E. oregonum in season.
     
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    Interesting on the size! Shouldn't take any stock in common names eh.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Here's what they look like at St. Mary's Anglican Church on Salt Spring Island (last week of March, 2016)
     

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    Shots of the cemetery population show sections where the Erythronium plants are really packed. However this view is so similar I now wonder if I remembered the location wrongly.
     
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    Daniel - it seems to me a few months ago someone fr Victoria was asking about moving this same plant fr their boulevard due to new house next door and contractors parking etc

    I will see if I can find the thread (way more fun than organizing income tax paperwork !)

    It would be interesting to know update
     
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    Erythroniums (E. oregonum and E. revolutum) are my favourite native flowers, both white and pink. Most people around here call them fawn lilies. Trout lily is the name more often used for Erythronium americanum which is not native to BC. Some areas where you can see (mostly the white fawn lilies) by the thousands on Vancouver Island are:
    * along Morrison Creek (runs parallel to the Englishman River off of Middlegate Road (photo attached)
    * Piper's Lagoon in Nanaimo
    * Puntledge River in Courtenay
    * Cowichan River (lots of pink fawn lilies - Erythronium revolutum.)
    * St. Peter Quamichan Churchyard in Duncan
    * St. Mary's Cemetery in Metchosin
     

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    I haven't checked in years, but I saw a nice group of (possibly wild) E. oregonum alongside the old Black Mountain (Baden-Powell) trail above Lion's Bay, not far from the trailhead and parking lot that were obliterated by Hwy 99 construction around 2009. It's above the pullout on Hwy 99 just around the curve NW of the ferry exit ramp.
     
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