Flower Photography: Yellow Lily



Erythronium grandiflorum is a species of flowering plant in the lily family which is known by several common names, including yellow avalanche lily, glacier lily, and dogtooth fawn lily.

It is native to western North America from California to Alberta to New Mexico. It can be found in subalpine mountain meadows, slopes, and clearings.

The plant grows from a deep bulb which is 3 to 5 centimeters wide. Its two green leaves are wavy-edged and up to 20 centimeters long. The stalk may reach 30 centimeters tall and bears one to three showy flowers. Each flower has bright lemon yellow tepals, white stamens with large white to yellow to red anthers, and a white style. The flower is pollinated by bumblebees and other bees. The bulbs are an important and preferred food of the grizzly bear. Mule deer readily eat the foliage. ~Wikipedia

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful details, and wonderful vibrant color.

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  2. Your day lilies are blooming already? Mine are just now budding out! Very beautiful! Cathy

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  3. So beautiful! Mine are still budding.

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  4. another beautiful shot Che, the angle that you used to take the picture showed really the admirable beauty of this yellow lily. stunning!

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  5. A beautiful, cheerful sight for me to see on this dull, rainy day. Thank you!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  6. Beautiful shot of the lily!
    Such a sunny color to make you smile. :)

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  7. Lovely shot of the day lily!
    I also have these yellow ones here in my garden in Sweden!
    Have a nice day!
    /Pia

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  8. A lovely Lily! I like the color. Have a nice day!

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  9. Beautiful shot of the lily!
    Have a nice day!

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  10. Like the details and the colour.

    Have a nice day. // Lissen

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  11. Lovely color and details! Beautiful photo!
    Have a nice day!

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  12. Hiya,
    This E. grandiflorum is obviously the one to grow. Looks so much better than my E. 'dens-canis', the dogtooth violet.

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  13. a gorgeous stunning lily!!! Fantastic capture!

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  14. Lovely Lily should have been your title.

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  15. Lilies are my favorite flowers and this one is no exception. It is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  16. Gorgeous macro, I love that vibrant yellow.

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  17. it looks so good i want to eat it! hehehehe, shot so perfectly as always:)

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  18. You are having good times playing macro!!

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  19. Hi Che, what a lovely lily! I can't resist passing up on flowers! Lovely yellow! :) Hope things are well.

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  20. I have just heard of the dogtooth fawn lily, so I was surprised to see this wonderful photo!

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  21. Very beautiful photo! I can learn very much about lily. Thank you.

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  22. Beautiful shot with great detail!

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