Erythronium americanum (Yellow trout lily)


Type: Forb

Area: Woodland

Height: 4-6″

Bloom Months: April, May

Color: Yellow

Sun: dappled sunlight in spring, more shade tolerated later in the year

Moisture: moist to mesic

Soil: rich loamy soil with decaying leaf mould

Host: None

Attracts/Benefits: honeybees, bees, butterflies, skippers

Notes: Spring Ephemeral with mottled leaves helps to disguise them from mammalian herbivores.

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery, Michael R. Anderson, Sharon Yiesla

18 in stock

SKU: 783 Category:


Description from Prairie Moon Nursery: Both the Yellow and the White Trout Lily have tulip-like green leaves with silvery-maroon mottled markings. The plants will spread slowly to form colonies, but can take many years to flower. A single, very attractive flower will bloom for just a few days on mature plants early in the spring. The plant will fade into dormancy by mid-summer.

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