Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Trout Lily Erythronium americanum

Scientific Name: Erythronium americanum
Common Name: Trout Lily
Description of facts and concepts: A shy bloomer, the trout lily has more flowers in sunnier locations. Some gardeners feel that the bulbs sink in a natural process, and planting on a small flat rock will prevent this and result in more blooms. The leaves are beautifully mottled with brown spots, which may be why the plant is called “trout lily.”
Seed or division information: Seed or division of root offsets.
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): April W2
Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden
Color of Flower: Yellow
Height: 8″
Spread: 8″
Family: Lily
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Acidic woodland soil
Soil: Dry to Wet Moist woods
Light: Sun to Shade Shade
Zone 4-10 Zones 2-8

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