trout lily


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trout lily


[Probably from its speckled leaves.]

dog′tooth vi′olet


n.
any of several small lilies of the genus Erythronium, having two mottled leaves and a nodding yellow or purplish flower, esp. E. americanum.
Also called fawn lily, trout lily.
[1620–30]
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Noun1.trout lily - eastern North American dogtooth having solitary yellow flowers marked with brown or purple and spotted interiorstrout lily - eastern North American dogtooth having solitary yellow flowers marked with brown or purple and spotted interiors
dog's-tooth violet, dogtooth, dogtooth violet - perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
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Many have marbled leaves, giving them the vernacular name of trout lily.
Erythronium 'Joanna', trout lily, above, and Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal', left ask Carol QWE WANT to grow a cordon or fan-trained apple.
Woodland flowers - purple trillium, trout lily, marsh marigold and others - bloomed in profusion.
She knows where every tiny bluish clump of rarephacelia can be found, where every fragile yellow trout lily grows.
Locally farmed Sunburst Trout is a particularly ubiquitous example: it's available at Earth Fare, French Broad Food Co-op, Greenlife Grocery, Hendersonville Community Co-op, Ingles, Poppies, Trout Lily Market and beyond.
I love to dazzle them with benches of lush hostas, astilbe alive with their feathery blooms, ligularia towering overhead, vincas, violets, bearberry, cliffgreen, trout lily and of course lady's slipper.