Flower of the Day: Trout Lily

Erythronium americanum; Liliaceae (lily family)

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trout lilies

Trout lily takes its name from the appearance of the leaves.  It’s another spring ephemeral.  Once you know what the foliage looks like, you’ll see plants in stands of thousands – but you’ll be lucky to see just a few blooming.

These pictures answer the question “why do you hunt for wildflowers?”  If you don’t get it, I can’t explain any better.


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