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Erythronium americanum ssp. harperi (Harper's trout-lily)
Cressler, Alan

Erythronium americanum ssp. harperi

Erythronium americanum Ker Gawl. ssp. harperi (W. Wolf) Parks & Hardin

Harper's Trout-lily, Harper's Dogtooth Violet

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Erythronium americanum var. rubrum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 9 inches in height.
Fruit: Seeds brown.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Tepals yellow, sometimes purplish adaxially and abaxially.


USA: AL , AR , GA , LA , MS , TN

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Erythronium americanum ssp. harperi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Erythronium americanum ssp. harperi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Erythronium americanum ssp. harperi


Record Modified: 2023-04-11
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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