Mar. 31, 2020

golden star lily, Erythronium rostratum

USDA calls this yellow troutlily. But where I was yesterday they call it golden star lily. Since yellow troutlily also can apply to another species, I'll use the more fanciful name. This species differs from all others of the genus in that the flowers, when fully open, face sideways or even a little upward. These were still in the process of waking up. It grows in AL, AR, KS, KY(S), LA, MO, MS, OH(E), OK, TN(S), and TX. Gladys Riley Golden Star Lily Preserve, Scioto Co OH, 3/30/20. Lily family, Liliaceae.