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.
2021-harvested seed is sold out. I hope to gather fresh seed in May 2022. Each packet contains at least 15 seeds, along with some moist vermiculite (see the Germination Information section). Provenance is Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.