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Dogtooth Violet, White Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum) - Wildflowers

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Dogtooth Violet, White Trout Lily
Erythronium albidum

Gorup of White Trout Lily
Gorup of White Trout Lily

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
6 - 12 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
April - June
 

Features

White, nodding, lily-like flowers; 2 green or mottled leaves at the base of the plant.

Culture

Full to partial shade; moist, well drained sites.

Notes

Found in woods and moist sites. Dogtooth Violet will naturalize (slowly). The plant goes dormant in summer (foliage dies down). Plants with only one leaf will not flower.