Part of adder's tongue/lily/◼︎ violet  genus Erythronium in family Liliaceae.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA, east of (or close to) the Mississippi River.  In some of these areas, may coexist with sister species ◼︎ white trout lily  Erythronium albidum.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Wildflowers of West Michigan  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 10)   Bloom dates in northern lower Michigan  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 2) bloom dates (NE Illinois) (sister species).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (Wild Ones members only)

Learn more about ◼︎ yellow trout lily/◼︎ ◼︎ yellow dogtooth violet Erythronium americanum

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