Yellow trout lily (Erythronium americanum), also known as dogtooth violet, is the epitome of an ephemeral wildflower, sending up foliage and flowers in early to mid-spring and disappearing completely by the beginning of summer. Flowers with reflexed yellow petals and prominent orange stamens bloom atop slender, 6-inch-tall, leafless stems, with basal green leaves mottled with purple. Partial to full shade; moist, humus-rich soil is ideal. This eastern woodland native is reportedly hardy in Zones 3 to 8 or 9.
I collected these seeds in late May 2021. Each packet will contain at least 15 seeds, along with some moist vermiculite (see the Germination Information section). There will likely be only 2 or 3 packets available this year. Provenance is Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.