White Fawn Lily

White Fawn Lily, Vancouver Island, BC
White Fawn Lily, Vancouver Island, BC, Photo By Bud Logan

The White Fawn Lily is native to the Pacific Northwest, from Oregon into British Columbia.

They grow in shallow moss-covered forest soils that have accumulated on rocky outcroppings. The flower stalk grows between 18 cm to 30 cm tall. The white flower heads hang downward with the petal tips curved up. After the flower is pollinated the stalk straightens and the flower head turns upward.

The first people of the Pacific Northwest steamed and ate the corms and used juice from the plants for cuts and sore eyes. Sometimes they can be seen growing in large colonies, it’s quite a sight.

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