Erythronium

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erythronium

(ˌɛrɪˈθrəʊnɪəm)
n
(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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Magnolias open their glorious flowers, the mysterious threepetalled trilliums weave their magic and the fairy hat flowers of erythroniums enchant all who see them.
At ground level, the mysterious threepetalled flowers of trilliums weave their magic and the fairy hat flowers of erythroniums enchant all who see them.
At ground level, the mysterious three-petalled flowers of trilliums weave their magic and the fairy hat flowers of erythroniums enchant all who see them.
Two springtime beauties from the US, trilliums and erythroniums, have been wholeheartedly adopted into the British gardening repertoire and are among the most special of Cinderella plants.
Also growing happily in this area of the garden are our exquisitely flowered trilliums and erythroniums originating all the way from the Americas and, we're proud to say, flourishing here in North Wales.
Snowdrops are followed bS y a succession of other bulbs, hellebores and pulmonarias, primroses, springtime trilliums and erythroniums (dog tooth violets), woodruff, wood anemones and bluebells in the shady garden.
Snowdrops, erythroniums, scillas, crocus, lilies, alliums and many more can all come and go unobtrusively every year.
The trout lilies, Erythroniums, used to be around our gardens only in the form of its European cousin, Erythronium dens-canis.
We grow lots of erythroniums in the spring and we have an unusual arisaema candissimum.
ERYTHRONIUMS are smashing, hardy bulbs, most with maroon or grey marbled or spotted leaves.
On the shady side of the garden, our erythroniums are up and about, their delightful fairy-hat flowers nod in the gentle spring breeze - and withstand gale-force winds on other days.
Two spring beauties from the US, trilliums and erythroniums, have been wholeheartedly adopted into British gardening repertoire.