- Common Name(s):
- Dog-tooth violet, Fawn lily, Trout lily, Yellow adder's tongue
- Perennials, Wildflowers
A beautiful corm in the Liliaceae family. Young plants often have only one leaf. Prefers acidic, humusy soils. Plants go dormant in late spring.
Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Erythronium support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Leucandrena) erythronii.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.
- Early spring
- 4-9 inches
- Flower Color:
- Yellow, purple
- Pair of elliptic leaves 4-6 in. long; pale green and mottled with purplish brown
- 1.5 in. bell-shaped, yellow flower on a stalk; the six perianth parts curve backward and are often tinged with purple on the back
- Moist, well-drained, humus soil; partial shade to shade; rich woods and bottomlands
- Partial shade to full shade
- Eastern North America
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2572