Oregon Fawn Lily (Erythronium oregonum)
Blooming earlier, and at lower elevations than the similar Avalanche Lily, and Glacier Lily, these are recognizable by their lovely, “mottled” leaves with streaks of white, lighter green or even brown (seen below). They nod like most early season lilies, forcing one to crawl underneath (or at least stick your camera under) the flower to see the yellow zig zag markings toward the center and the similarly colored anthers and stigma.
Other than the spectacular waterfalls, these were the highlight of a May morning hike in Silver Falls State Park.
The genus name comes from the Greek erythros, meaning”red,” referring possibly to the reddish leaves (?).