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Skin contact with the bulbs has been known to cause dermatitis in sensitive people.,

Reported to be toxic to some people because it is claimed to cause dermatitis and allergies.
Professor Anthony Dayan, 2022

Geographical distribution

  • Northern America, Southwestern U.S.A., California

Erythronium californicum Purdy

Genus: Erythronium
Species: californicum Purdy
Common names: White-beauty; Fawn-lily
Distribution summary: California
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Woodlands
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: North America (A)
Flowering months: March, April
Reason for growing: Toxic

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