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Trout lily

Erythronium americanum

Description:

Erythronium americanum is a herbaceous flowering plant in the family Liliaceae. The common name "Trout lily" arises from the appearance of its mottled, colored leaves which allegedly resemble the coloring of brook trout. It blooms in early spring with yellow flowers tinged with red. Trout lilies grow in colonies that can be up to 300 years old.

Habitat:

Stillhouse Falls Hollow, Tennessee.


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4 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Thanks Maria! The area we hiked yesterday was carpeted with wildflowers - it was wonderful!

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Nice series, Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Thank you Donna!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 2 years ago

gorgeous

Columbia, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.62, Long: -87.05

Spotted on Mar 14, 2012
Submitted on Mar 15, 2012

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