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Yellow Trout Lily


Scientific Name     

Erythronium americanum  Ker. Gawler.

Family Name

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

moist woods

Plant Height:  

10-20 cm, erect stem

Flower Color:  

yellow

Flower:  

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

Inflorescence:  

single terminal flower

Fruit:  

many-seeded capsule

Leaves:  

2 basal leaves mottled with red/brown; single leaves on non-flowering plants 

Bloom Time:  

April-May

Origins:  

native

Other:  

extensively colonial; in Central Indiana the Erythronium are usually finished blooming by the third week of April; see also E. albidum