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(Plants) any plant of the bulbous genus Erythronium, with decoratively mottled leaves and cyclamen-like yellow, rose, purple, or white flowers: family Liliaceae. See also dogtooth violet
[New Latin, from Greek erythros red]
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Noun1.erythronium - perennial bulbous herbs most of northern United States: dogtooth violetErythronium - perennial bulbous herbs most of northern United States: dogtooth violet; adder's tongue; trout lily; fawn lily
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
dog's-tooth violet, dogtooth, dogtooth violet - perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
avalanche lily, Erythronium montanum - perennial herb having large white flowers marked with orange; found near the snow line in the northwestern United States
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PLANT OF THE WEEK ERYTHRONIUM DENS-CANIS This is a beautiful little woodland plant, commonly known as Dog's Tooth Violet which refers to the canine shape of the bulbs.
3) Trout lily, yellow trout lily, or yellow dogtooth violet (Erythronium americanum).
Temperature controls seed germination and dormancy in the European woodland herbaceous perennial Erythronium dens-canis (Liliaceae).
Presl Onagraceae (1%) Erythronium grandijlorum Pursh Liliaceae * Grindelia squarrosa (Pursh) Dunal Asteraceae (1%) Isatis tinctoria L.
This week, I saw erythronium blooms start to open up and trilliums display their wonderful flowers.
One of the plant specimens is the uncommon Erythronium mesochoreum (prairie trout-lily) which was collected by Dr.
For example, Tiarella wherryi is native to the woodlands of the southeastern United States whereas Virginia bluebells thrive in Maryland floodplains and dogtooth violets (Erythronium americanum) prefer the cooler conditions beneath manzanita bushes in southern Oregon.
Daffodils, grape hyacinths, all of the flowering onions (Alliums), dogtooth violets (Erythronium), glory-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa), winter aconites (Eranthis), snowdrops Galanthus), scillas (Scilla), Grecian windflowers (Anemone), Guinea Hen flowers (Fritillaria), and wood hyacinths (Hyacinthoides) are seldom eaten by pests.
Some species reach their western limits in or near these sites, e.g., Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit), Zanthoxylum americanum (prickly-ash), Erythronium albidum (prairie fawnlily), Viola pubescens (smooth yellow violet), and Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper).
"Pagoda" is a vigorous hybrid of trout lily that resulted from the cross-breeding of two Erythronium species native to North America.