Yellow Trout Lilly

Common Name: Yellow Trout Lily

Scientific Name: Erythronium americanum

Family: Liliaceae 

Habitat: Woodlands, Slopes, Along Streams

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial, Ephemeral

Bloom Time: Spring

Height: Up to 6 inches

Light: Deep shade to partial shade

Soil: Moist, Well drained

Pollinators: Bees

Description: Follow the Watershed Trail through deep woods in early spring, and you will notice a beautiful colony of bright Yellow Trout Lilies blooming atop the slope next to Little Huckleberry Creek. This spring ephemeral blooms between late March and mid April when it goes dormant. Named after its mottled green and brown leaves, which resemble a trout swimming through water, Yellow Trout Lily can also be known as Fawn Lily, because of the shape of its leaves which resemble the ears of a fawn.