Trout Lily - Erythronium Americanum

Megan Noble

Elmira, United States

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Erythronium Americanum, or “Trout Lily” is also referred to as “Adder’s Tongue” or “Dogtooth Violet”(although it is not a violet).

The most common name used for this plant “Trout lily” is said to get its name from the speckled leaves, reminiscent of the speckled skin of a trout. It generally grows in groups of dozens to hundreds of plants.

• Family: Lily (Liliaceae)
• Habitat: rich woods
• Height: 4-10 inches
• Flower size: 1 inch wide
• Flower color: yellow, sometimes marked with brown
• Flowering time: March to May

Antrim County, Michigan, USA
Canon T2i – Sigma 105mm

Featured in:

Wildflowers of the World – March 2012

CHALLENGE WINNER:

Wildflower Colour Series – Yellow Challenge – Wildflowers of the World Group – 01/08/2012

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