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Erythronium americanum,
trout lily, dog-tooth violet, adder's tongue

Family Liliaceae
trout lily

flowers of trout lily, Wexford County, MI, May 2013
Native lily, common to forests of the eastern US. When fully open, has strongly recurved petals. Blossom 1-2 inches across. Leaves are dappled with brown looking similar to the spotted sides of a trout. The root is long and pointed, giving the "dog-tooth" common name. The leaves are edible, and make a nice addition to salads.
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