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A lovely orchid-like lily which is mainly yellow in coloration with purplish markings near the base, and six deep purple to red stamens. The leaves are large and somewhat waxy with mottled purple, light green, and green colors. Erythronium americanum is known as the Trout Lily because the leaves are thought to resemble the patterns of a Brook Trout, Salvelinus fontinalis.
Found in the shade on the edge of a trail in quite a large patch.