One Season in the Life of a Trout Lily – HollerPhenology

Just posted my experience observing phenophases of a Trout Lily this spring…

Erythronium americanum, April 8, 2015  [Photo: Cathie Bird]

Erythronium americanum, April 8, 2015 [Photo: Cathie Bird]

When conditions are right, a significant stretch of land between the edge of my lane and the west bank of Hudson Branch (a headwater stream of the Cumberland River) is pretty much carpeted with them. Most of them are single leaves that won’t produce flowers for several years. I’m guessing this stretch of the holler had 100-150 trout lilies blooming this year, and some of them are quite large by now.

This was a great year for DTV1 and for me: it was the first time I recall catching all of its phenophases, from leaves up to seeds out. So, here’s an image and narrative caption summary of what I saw and learned about trout lilies this spring.

Read more at One Season in the Life of a Trout Lily – HollerPhenology.

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