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Connecticut Plants
Trout Lily (Dogtooth Violet)
Erythronium americanum Ker-Gawl.

Trout lily is said to get its name from the speckled leaves, reminiscent of the speckled skin of a trout. It generally grows in groups of dozens to hundreds of plants.

  • Family: lily (Liliaceae)
  • Habitat: rich woods
  • Height: 4-10 inches
  • Flower size: 1 inch wide
  • Flower color: yellow, sometimes marked with brown
  • Flowering time: March to May
  • Origin: native
Erythronium americanum Ker-Gawl.
Erythronium americanum Ker-Gawl.