Native Plant Database

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Yellow Trout Lily

Erythronium americanum
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

6 to
12
inches

Spread:

4 to
6
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
12
inches
Spread: 4 to
6
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
12
inches
Spread: 4 to
6
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Shady woodlands, especially low righ woodlands are Yellow Trout Lilly's native haunts. Good garden soil under shade of deciduous trees or large shrubs. Plants will og dormant after flowering so combine with other plants to fill the gaps when they are dormant, like wild ginger, Jacob's ladder, and ferns.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Plant in rich woodland soils that are moist in spring.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Delicate yellow flowers held 6-12″ tall, the petals reflex up (like a cyclamen). a beautiful early spring woodland plant, small and delicate. The leaves are large, elliptical with brown splotches that make attractive masses in a shady area, the plants spread by slender runners. Plants go dormant after flowering. Slow to establish and bloom.

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