The woods are blooming full of trout lily in Wisconsin. I have been lucky to track down each of the varieties, except the pink variety this year thus far.
Trout Lily in Wisconsin
• Trout Lily
• Fawn Lily
• Spotted Adder’s-Tongue
• Dogtooth Violet
White Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum)
Yellow Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
Liliaceae – Lily Family
April – May and through mid-June farther north. Depending on weather.
About The Lily
• Gets its name from it’s spotted pattern on the leaves which look a lot like the pattern on a Trout.
• Some people also call the flower a Dogtooth Violet, I always giggle because it is not a violet at all, it is a lily.
• The flower comes in cream, yellow, pink and mauve, all but pink is listed.
• The petals of the lily will only fold themselves back, like the top one; on a bright, warm sunny day.
• As the day heats up, the flower petals are in different stages.
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