Erythronium rostratum W. Wolf
Yellow Troutlily, Dog-tooth Violet, Yellow Fawnlily, Beaked Troutlily
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: ERRO5
The Dog-tooth Violet is actually a lily. It grows 4-8 inches tall on a bare stem that grows out of a pair of sturdy leaves that reach higher than the blossom. The leaves, 1 1/4-1 1/2 inches wide, are smooth and shiny, with each side curved toward the center. The single blossom has 6 yellow tepals that curve backward toward the stem and are 3/4-1 1/2 inches long. The 6 stamens have brown anthers.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.
Fruit: Seeds brown.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , OH , OK , TN , TX
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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Web ReferenceWebref 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Erythronium rostratum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Erythronium rostratum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Erythronium rostratum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-04-11
Research By: TWC Staff