Erythronium americanum


Common Name: trout lily
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Light (original): deciduous shade
Light Requirements: Shade
Height:2 to 6 inches
Width:6 to 12 inches
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Woodland
Soil Type:moist in spring
Soil Moisture:Mesic
USDA Zones:3 to 9
Flower Colour:yellow
Bloom Time:early spring
Comments:Brownish mottled leaves. Spring ephemeral. Requires time to flower.
Germination:Seed needs a period of warm, moist stratification followed by cold stratification and will germinate after being shifted back to warm, for example 70°-40°-70°F.
Seed germinates only after multiple cycles of warm and cold, typically 40°-70°-40°-70°F.
Seed is hydrophyllic, intolerant of dry storage.
Picture Copyright: Thomas G. Barnes @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database