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White Trout Lily


Scientific Name     

Erythronium albidum  Nutt.

Family Name

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

moist woods

Plant Height:  

10-20 cm, erect stem 

Flower Color:  

white, often tinged with lavender on outside 

Flower:  

complete; perfect; 3 white sepals; 3 white petals; sepals and petals reflexed; 6 stamens, adnate to base of petals and sepals, anthers yellow; stigma white, 3 styles; ovary superior; 2.5 cm wide 

Inflorescence:  

single nodding flower

Fruit:  

many-seeded capsule

Leaves:  

2 basal leaves; entire; linear-elliptic to oblanceolate; mottled with red/brown; non-flowering plants have a single leaf 

Bloom Time:  

April-May

Origins:  

native

Other:  

grows in colonies; nearly identical to E. americanum except for flower color