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|Species: Erythronium americanum|
The trout lily has a single bright yellow flower, with six-curled petals that are often brown on the backside. The flower bloom on a single stalk with broad, spotted leaves that grow at the base of the stalk.
Habitat & Range
Trout lily can be found in the woods and are very common and widespread (particularly in eastern North America)
Trout lily tend to bloom in areas of unobstructed access to the sunlight. At night, the flower will close its petals.
Trout lily bloom near the early spring around the months of April-May. They grow in large colonies that often cover huge areas of the forest floor.
Featured image by James Dake.