Scientific name used in the specimen book: Pacific eryithoronium. Common name used in specmien book: Dogtooth violet. Native to western parts of North America; not native in southeastern Minnesota. Taxonomy - Order: Liliales; Family: Liliaceae; Genus: Erythronium L.; Species: Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh. Collected from the "mountains" in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 5, 1899.
This botanical specimen was collected and included in Helen J. Monahan's final project for a Botany course in 1899 taught by John M. Holzinger at the Winona Normal School in Winona, Minnesota. It was included in a collection of sixty-seven specimens which can be viewed in the Botanical Specimen Book collection in OpenRiver. Mrs. Mary Millspaugh was married to Jesse Fonda (J.F.) Millspaugh, who was President of the WInona Normal School from 1898-1904; they had lived in Salt Lake City, Utah prior to moving to Winona, Minnesota.
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Monahan, Helen J., "Erythronium grandiflorum (Yellow avalanche-lily): Botanical specimen collected by Helen Monahan, 1899" (1899). Botanical Specimen Images. 17.
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Botanical Specimen, Herbarium, Botany, Plant Specimen, Plant Ecology, Botany in Minnesota, Botany Student Work, Helen Monahan, Helen Josephine (Monahan) Rowekamp (1885-1967), Winona Normal School, Teacher Education, Plants, Flowers, Seeds, John Michael Holzinger (1853-1929), Professor John M. Holzinger, Winona, Palezoic Plateau, Driftless Area