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Trout Lily

Erythronium americanum

Description:

I see these lovely plants in early spring. I always know winter is over when I spot them! At the moment (March 30th), I've only observed leaves. They are shaped like elongated spades and mottled green and brown - like a trout, I guess! I will be sure to upload photos of the flower when I find one. They are yellow and red.

Habitat:

They grow on the forest floor. There are deciduous and coniferous trees which litter the ground with their leaves and needles. It is moist soil and also home to moss as you can see in one of the photos.

Notes:

These are one of my favorite native flowers. :)

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Philadelphia, New York, USA

Lat: 44.15, Long: -75.71

Spotted on Mar 25, 2012
Submitted on Mar 30, 2012

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