Field of Science

Friday fabulous flower - white trout lily

Running a bit late this week, but the last two days have been really busy.  It's always like this at the end of the semester and the beginning of the field and gardening season.  And even worse, TPP had to waste time mowing some lawn, which was a bit tricky because of the clusters of bulb leaves to avoid.  Some times when you're busy and when you've got a lot to do you tend to overlook the little quiet things that are happening here and there.  In various places in our gardens are patches of native plants that pretty much take care of themselves.  Along the fence separating our gardens from the neighbors' dog run is a large patch of trout lily (Erythronium albidum).  This plant appears in many places around our shade gardens, and generally you simply look down on it from above, but when you get down and take a squirrel's eye view you really get to see just how fabulous this flower is.  It's a wonderful wild flower and easily naturalizes; it spreads, but slowly. 

2 comments:

Scratch the hostile fay said...

My neighbor has a version of these, they're yellow, but I think it's pretty much the same thing.... cos the leaves are spotted... ;)

The Phytophactor said...

The yellow flowered trout lily is a different species, E. americana