Silent Sunday – Trout Lily

Trout Lily ( Erythronium americanum)

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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63 Responses to Silent Sunday – Trout Lily

  1. Anne says:

    Beautifully shown – complete with insect!

  2. dianaed14 says:

    Looks unusual

  3. picpholio says:

    A real beauty, the dutch name is “hondstand” translated in “dogs tooth”.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you… yes, that is another common name here for this plant– ‘Dog Tooth Violet’ even though it is not a violet at all. 🙂

  4. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    What a lovely flower

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Karina. One of our very ephemeral spring flowers, which will fade away without a trace in a month or so. Lovely while they last!

  5. neihtn2012 says:

    Lovely shot of this very useful plant!

  6. Treah Pichette says:

    Trout lily & guest! 🙂

  7. So pretty! The bug makes a nice accent. 🙂

  8. shoreacres says:

    Is that a love bug on that lily? They just emerged here in force this weekend; I never expected to see one in your area. It might be something else, but it certainly looks like one of our most despised insects!

  9. Such a sweet sign of spring!

  10. Alice says:

    What a beautiful, blossomy, banner. (3 b’s not on purpose). All the Spring wildflowers are so exquisite. Quite a beautiful photo with a little visitor.

  11. I saw my first one a few years ago. They don’t bloom for long.

  12. Even the insect paid a visit to enjoy this lovely lily!

  13. jmankowsky says:

    So beautiful. I have lots of trout lily on the edge of my property, but no blooms!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Same here, ours aren’t so numerous either… they seem to prefer wet, sunny meadows with rich soil to set good bloom. I do delight in the few we have!

  14. I saw these last year for the first time—a woodland treasure!

  15. maryjane678 says:

    Hi Eliza. A bit if a fishy theme going on here! Love the insects as well.

  16. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    A beautiful lily Eliza! 💛

  17. Lovely, Eliza! This is on my list of spring natives to add in the fall.

  18. Debbie says:

    Trout lily? Golly, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of one before. It’s very delicate, isn’t it? And the bug is a nice touch!

  19. Such a lovely flower. I find it interesting that the beetle’s color scheme resembles the stamens’–black and orange. I wonder if that’s a coincidence or some kind of co-evolution.

  20. What an incredible flower and awful name!

  21. Kris P says:

    Wonderful flower and foliage – and unfortunately another plant I can’t grow in my climate.

  22. One of my favourites! Wonderful photo, Eliza!

  23. Like a cherry on top of a cake, an insect on top of a trout lily.

  24. Maria says:

    Ooo my, this is a beauty!

  25. Jane Lurie says:

    What a dainty, pretty flower, Eliza. Well shot! 🙂

  26. I can’t tell from the size of the picture but you are probably correct that it is some beetle. My first impression was firefly as they often have orange on their head but it is too early, I think. It’s always nice to have an insect on a flower, fulfilling nature’s design. Nice design to your picture too, Eliza.

  27. Jet Eliot says:

    How beautifully Zen this photo is, Eliza, with the elegant lily, the insect, and the leaf. Truly lovely.

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