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Plant Details

Erythronium umbilicatum

Trout Lily, Dog-Tooth Violet

Scientific Name:

Erythronium umbilicatum

Common Name:

Trout Lily, Dog-Tooth Violet

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Size:

.4 ft

Light:

Early Spring Sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

late February - March - April

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, rare in Coast

Plant & Bloom

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Lisa Valdmets

Bloom

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Ruth May
Helton Creek, NC

Double Blooms

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Tom Harville

Normally only one bloom appears

White Blooms

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Tom Harville

These are not E. albidum but just white versions of umbilicatum

Leaves

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Ruth May
Helton Creek, NC

The common name trout lily comes from its resemblance to the spotted trout's side.

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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