Bulbs ± ovoid, 40-75 mm. Leaves 7-30 cm; blade green, oblanceolate to elliptic, margins ± wavy. Scape 8-35 cm. Inflorescences 1-10-flowered. Flowers: tepals yellow, bronze in age, lanceolate, 15-28 mm, not auriculate at base; stamens 8-12 mm; filaments yellow, slender; anthers yellow; style yellow, 6-8 mm; stigma unlobed or with very short, rounded lobes shorter than 1 mm. Capsules obovoid, 2-4 cm. Flowering summer (Jun--Jul). Open montane coniferous forests; of conservation concern; 2300--2600 m; Calif. Erythronium pluriflorum is known only from Madera County.