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Related to avalanche lily: Erythronium montanum
Either of two small western North American plants (Erythronium grandiflorum or E. montanum) in the lily family, having delicate golden-yellow or white flowers.
[So called because they grow near the snow line and bloom when the snow begins to melt.]
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|Noun||1.||avalanche lily - perennial herb having large white flowers marked with orange; found near the snow line in the northwestern United States|
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
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