Native Spring Ephemeral

Erythronium umbilicatum (Dimpled Trout-lily)

Erythronium umbilicatum (Dimpled Trout-lily)

A quick scouting expedition for early spring ephemerals on Saturday, February 27 proved rewarding for my husband and me.

Nodding bud of Erythronium umbilicatum (Dimpled Trout-lily)

Nodding bud of Erythronium umbilicatum (Dimpled Trout-lily)

Native to southeastern United States, Erythronium umbilicatum (Dimpled Trout-lily) is coming into flower at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill.

 

Erythronium umbilicatum (Dimpled Trout-lily). Native to southeastern United States

Erythronium umbilicatum (Dimpled Trout-lily). Native to southeastern United States

Erythronium umbilicatum (Dimpled Trout-lily)

Erythronium umbilicatum (Dimpled Trout-lily)

Erythronium umbilicatum (Dimpled Trout-lily)

Erythronium umbilicatum (Dimpled Trout-lily)

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22 thoughts on “Native Spring Ephemeral

  1. Beth @ PlantPostings

    Trout Lilies! Now that IS very exciting! I’m afraid to rake away the mulch because we have cooler weather in the forecast next week. But, I’m sure these warmer days will encourage plants to bloom very soon! 🙂

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      These were at a public garden and it did appear the beds had been cleared somewhat. We were hoping to find trillium but guess it’s still too early.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      My former shady garden was perfect for growing little things like this, but my current space is not. The botanical garden is just a few miles away so we visit often this time of year to watch as the ephemerals return.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      For some reason we missed most of the spring ephemerals last year at this garden, so it was nice to see these first ones coming back.

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