Yellow Trout Lily Erythronium americanum Ker subsp. americanum    Synonyms: Dog-tooth Violet, Erythronium americanum ssp. harperi, Yellow Adder's-Tongue.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Liliales   >   Family Liliaceae   >   Genus Erythronium   

Description:

Yellow Trout Lily plants are strongly colonial. The leaves usually start out dark green and become mottled with brown or purple; the resemblance of this pattern to the mottling of a trout gave rise to the common name. Petals and sepals are strongly curved backwards. One-leaved nonflowering plants are common.

Where to find:

Trout lilies are typically found in well-drained flood plain forests and rich, mesic slope forests (J. Hill/MNPS).

There are 714 records in the project database.

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Yellow Trout Lily blooming in Harford Co., Maryland (4/26/2015). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily Blooming in Talbot Co., Maryland (4/13/2014). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/13/2008). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Yellow Trout Lily blooming in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/6/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/17/2016). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

A Yellow Trout Lily blooming in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/3/2017). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/19/2015). Photo by Wendy R. Fredericks. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily blooming in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/19/2015). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily blooming in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/2/2015). Photo by Rose Anderson. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily blooming in Kent Co., Maryland (4/11/2016). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Auricle at base of petals and dimple-less ovary apex on Yellow Trout Lily in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/5/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/2/2016). Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily with Fruit in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/8/2016). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in bloom in Harford Co., Maryland (4/2/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/17/2016). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily blooming in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/22/2014). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily closeup in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/17/2016). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/12/2014). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

A Yellow Trout Lily blooming in Harford Co., Maryland (4/9/2017). Photo by Emily Carter Mitchell. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/4/2021). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/22/2018). Photo by Robert Warren. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/12/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Garrett Co., Maryland (4/3/2020). (c) Bill Blauvelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Bill Blauvelt via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in fruit in Cecil Co., Maryland (4/29/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily poking out amidst a sea of Lesser Celandine at Patapsco Valley SP in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/27/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Charles Co., Maryland (4/8/2018). (c) Stewart Grand, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stewart Grand via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/7/2019). (c) tlit46, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by tlit46 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/13/2019). No rights reserved. Photo by cwh via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/13/2020). (c) Allen Browne, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Allen Browne via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/13/2020). (c) Allen Browne, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Allen Browne via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/5/2020). (c) jaxxsoon, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jaxxsoon via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Carroll Co., Maryland (4/6/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Carroll Co., Maryland (4/12/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Yellow Trout Lily in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/2/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)


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