Spring Beauty

For many people this is, I realize, appealing. But let’s look beyond the lurid gaudiness to the more subtle spring ephemerals down on the forest floor. Like bloodroot.And spring beauties.And trout lilies. (Plus some mayapple.)

All on the grounds of the Morris Arboretum or nearby Wissahickon Valley Park.

7 Responses to “Spring Beauty”


  1. 2 alaspooryorick April 15, 2019 at 7:44 am

    the more subtle, the better.

  2. 3 Susan April 15, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Absolutely beautiful

  3. 4 elwnyc April 15, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    I miss seeing them at the native flora section in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden – closed for construction. That’s my favorite section, and season, at the BBG.

  4. 5 Paul Lamb April 16, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Gotta love trout lilies. So easily overlooked and so ephemeral.

  5. 6 nwwildflowers April 17, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    We don’t get those lovely trout lilies out here in the Pacific Northwest….a beautiful coloration. Instead we have other yellow and white lilies pop up where the snow has just melted, Avalanche Lilies, Fawn Lilies, etc.

    • 7 mthew April 18, 2019 at 7:07 am

      Well, I bet those are delightful, too!

      These trout lilies, Erythronium americium, are also known as Yellow Trout-lily, American Trout-lily, Eastern Trout-lily, Yellow Dogtooth Violet, & Adder’s Tongue. They grow in colonial patches, sometimes there a lots of non-flowering specimens.


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