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Dog's tooth violet, pasji zub

Erythronium dens-canis

Description:

It produces a solitary white, pink or lilac flower at the beginning of spring. The petals are reflexed at the top and yellow tinted at the base. The brown spotted leaves are ovate to lanceolate and grow in pairs. The white bulb is oblong and resembles a dog's tooth, hence the common name "dog's tooth violet" and the Latin specific epithet dens-canis, which translates as "dog's tooth"

Habitat:

grows in oak forest, near creek

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2 Comments

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago

Thank you :) spring is finally here....

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Enjoying your blooms :)

Jopy
Spotted by
Jopy

Zagreb, Croatia

Spotted on Mar 1, 2014
Submitted on Mar 3, 2014

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