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Wildflowers
Fawn Lily

Fawn Lily (Erythronium americanum)


In bloom April 17 - April 30. These small herbs have mottled green leathery leaves, the basis of one of its common names and very characteristic of the species. The plant is also known as the Trout Lily or the Adders Tongue. In April and early May they seem to cover large parts of the natural area floor. By June they are almost all gone. The flowers are pointed down with upswept yellow or rarely white petals.


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