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trout lily, fawn lily, dog-tooth violet  (Erythronium spp.; LILY FAMILY [Liliaceae]) Small perennial herbs with solitary, nodding flowers, -1" long, yellow in one Wisconsin species and white in the other.  Leaves 3-8" long, relatively narrow, usually two, entire, and appearing basal, because about half of stem is underground, arising from a deep corm.  Leaves in the yellow flowered species are distinctly mottled.  Found in moist woods.  Flowers in early spring and dies back to the corm by early summer.  [136]

 

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