Coast Range Fawn Lily

Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Agriculture


  • Species Common Name Coast Range Fawn Lily
  • Species Scientific Name Erythronium elegans
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Threatened


Special needs

The Coast Range fawn lily is found in a variety of habitat types, including open meadows, brushland, rocky cliffs, open to closed coniferous forests, and at the edges of sphagnum bogs.

Limiting factors

This species is endemic to Oregon’s Coast Range and is known from only six primary sites. Plant collection, herbivory, fungal infection (Douglas fir blight), and impacts to habitat from logging have adversely affected the Coast Range fawn lily.

Conservation actions

Survey potential habitat for new populations. Continue efforts to protect known sites and monitor populations. Collect and store seeds. Consider reintroductions.

Key reference or plan

Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Conservation