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In Bloom: Trout Lily

Trout Lily (Erythronium umbilicatum) is a prized spring ephemeral here in the Botanical Gardens. Common names include dog-toothed lily, because its pointed, elongated bulb resembles a dog’s canine tooth, and trout lily, which refers to the shape and speckled pattern of the leaves. Bright yellow, downward-facing flowers rise four to eight inches above the ground-hugging leaves. Although they go...

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