Other common names: Dogtooth Violet, Yellow Adder's Tongue, Adder's
Lily family -- Liliaceae
Distinctive features: The bright yellow flowers are among the first to
bloom in the spring. Mottled small pointy leaves.
Height: about 3-8"
Flowers: Solitary yellow nodding flowers. Very photogenic.
Leaves: one or two per plant. Stiff, upright, 3-8" long. Mottled
like a trout fish skin (hence the name).
Stem: None, except for the flower.
Longevity: Perennial. Disappears by early summer, to reappear
the next spring.
Comments: Extremely photogenic flowers dapple the early spring
woods with their beautiful yellow. The corms (tubers) are edible raw.
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