Authentic Wisconsin.  White Trout Lily - Erythronium albidum


White Trout Lilies photo taken on April 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Above: White Trout Lilies in Madison, Wisconsin on April 21, 2019.


White Trout Lily - Erythronium albidum (Spring Ephemeral)

The Trout Lily is a perennial, colony forming, spring ephemeral flower native to North America. Other names include: Small white fawnlily, dog's-tooth violet, serpent's tongue, deer tongue, and yellow snowdrop.

The plant is mostly found in large groups on the forest floor, often in areas following ground disturbance. Its preferred growing conditions are in part sun to mostly shade and deep, moist loamy soils.

The leaves of Trout Lilies are easily recognizable. They are mottled green and brown the the markings on brook trout.

White Trout Lilies photo taken on April 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin in the Oak Savanna and near the Council Ring.

White Trout Lilies photo taken on April 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin in the Oak Savanna and near the Council Ring.

White Trout Lilies photo taken on April 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin in the Oak Savanna and near the Council Ring.

White Trout Lilies photo taken on April 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin in the Oak Savanna and near the Council Ring.

Above: Trout Lilies on April 21, 2019.


Trout Lilies on April 24, 2019.

Trout Lilies on April 24, 2019.

Trout Lilies on April 24, 2019.


Above: Trout Lilies on April 24, 2019.


Trout Lilies on May 5, 2019.

Trout Lilies on May 5, 2019.


Above: Trout Lilies on May 5, 2019.



For more information on White Trout Lily, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the Online Virtual Flora of Wisconsin website at: http://wisflora.herbarium.wisc.edu.


Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 20, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on May 1, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on May 1, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on May 1, 2020.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on April 16, 2021.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on April 16, 2021.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on April 16, 2021.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on April 16, 2021.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on April 16, 2021.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on April 16, 2021.
Trout Lily behind Edgewood on Park & Pleasure Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on April 17, 2021.
Trout Lily behind Edgewood on Park & Pleasure Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on April 17, 2021.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna near Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 22, 2021.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna near Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 22, 2021.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna near Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 22, 2021.
Trout Lily in Oak Savanna near Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on April 22, 2021.

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White Trout Lily
Erythronium albidum


Trout Lily behind Edgewood on Park & Pleasure Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on April 17, 2021.


Above: Trout Lily behind Edgewood on Park & Pleasure Drive in Madison, Wisconsin. (4/17/21)


White Trout Lilies on April 18, 2019 near Council Ring.

White Trout Lilies on April 18, 2019 near Council Ring.

White Trout Lilies on April 18, 2019 near Council Ring.

White Trout Lilies on April 18, 2019 near Council Ring.

White Trout Lilies on April 18, 2019 near Council Ring.


Above: Trout Lilies on the Ho-Nee-Um trail just off the boardwalk near downed trees nd near Council Ring. (4/18/19)


White Trout Lilies on April 19, 2019 near Council Ring.

White Trout Lilies on April 19, 2019 near Council Ring.

White Trout Lilies on April 19, 2019 near Council Ring.

White Trout Lilies on April 19, 2019 near Council Ring.


Above: Trout Lilies near Council Ring. (4/19/19)


White Trout Lilies on April 23, 2019 near Council Ring.


Above: Trout Lilies near Council Ring. (4/23/19)


White Trout Lilies on April 24, 2019 near Council Ring.

White Trout Lilies on April 24, 2019 near Council Ring.


Above: Trout Lilies near Council Ring. (4/24/19)


White Trout Lilies on April 26, 2019 near Council Ring.


Above: Trout Lilies near Council Ring. (4/26/19)


Trout Lilies in Oak Savanna and near Council Ring and the Ho-Nee-Um trail on April 28, 2019.

Trout Lilies in Oak Savanna and near Council Ring and the Ho-Nee-Um trail on April 28, 2019.

Trout Lilies in Oak Savanna and near Council Ring and the Ho-Nee-Um trail on April 28, 2019.


Above: Trout Lilies in Oak Savanna and near Council Ring and the Ho-Nee-Um trail. (4/28/19)


Trout Lilies in Oak Savanna and near Council Ring and the Ho-Nee-Um trail on May 1, 2019.

Trout Lilies in Oak Savanna and near Council Ring and the Ho-Nee-Um trail on May 1, 2019.


Above: Trout Lilies in Oak Savanna and near Council Ring and the Ho-Nee-Um trail. (5/01/19)


Trout Lilies in Oak Savanna and near Council Ring and the Ho-Nee-Um trail on May 2, 2019.

Trout Lilies in Oak Savanna and near Council Ring and the Ho-Nee-Um trail on May 2, 2019.


Above: Trout Lilies in Oak Savanna and near Council Ring and the Ho-Nee-Um trail. (5/02/19)


1919 Trout Lily illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott.

Above: 1919 Troutlily (Erythronium albidum) illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist.



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