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Plant Details

Erythronium umbilicatum [split from Erythronium americanum]

Dimpled Trout Lily, Dog-tooth Violet, Fawn Lily

Scientific Name:

Erythronium umbilicatum [split from Erythronium americanum]

Common Name:

Dimpled Trout Lily, Dog-tooth Violet, Fawn Lily

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Size in Feet:

.4

Light:

Early Spring Sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

late February - March - April

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, rare in Coast

Habitat Description:

ssp. umbilicatum (Dimpled Trout Lily): Moist bottomland or slope forests, or in rather dry upland habitats; common throughout NC. Ssp. monostolon: (Southern Appalachian Trout Lily): High elevation coves, slopes, and grassy balds, moist forests; rare in NC mountains.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Plant & Bloom

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Lisa Valdmets

Bloom

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Ruth May
Helton Creek, NC

Double Blooms

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Tom Harville

Normally only one bloom appears

White Blooms

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Tom Harville

These are not E. albidum but just white versions of umbilicatum

Leaves

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Ruth May
Helton Creek, NC

The common name trout lily comes from its resemblance to the spotted trout's side.

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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