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| Erythronium americanum, |
trout lily, dog-tooth violet, adder's tongue
flowers of trout lily seed pods, Delaware County, NY, May 2013
Note the heavy pyramidal seed heads, which bend the stalks. 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. Note that this specimen does not have brown dappling, but this is also common. 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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