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Erythronium umbilicatum [split from Erythronium americanum]

Dimpled Trout Lily, Dog-tooth Violet, Fawn Lily

Scientific Name:

Erythronium umbilicatum [split from Erythronium americanum]

Genus:

Erythronium

Species Epithet:

umbilicatum

Common Name:

Dimpled Trout Lily, Dog-tooth Violet, Fawn Lily

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

Feb, March, April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

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.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

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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