Plant ID forum: Some sort of Erythronium??

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Name: Sherri Losee
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sherrilosee
Apr 29, 2013 7:34 PM CST
This guy just showed up in my shade garden about a week ago. I think it is some sort of Erythronium, but am not sure. Can anyone help? Also, are it's roots supposed to be above ground like that? Thanks, gardening friends!Thumb of 2013-04-30/sherrilosee/b111ba
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Name: Calin
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fixpix
Apr 30, 2013 12:17 AM CST
Sherry, those are indeed Erythronium. Unmistakenly spotted and colored leaves.
They look too much like my E. dens-canis but I live in Romania, so you'd probably have something similar.

I don't see roots. Must be something else's roots. These have small long-ish bulbs that go deep under. And it's not a guy. At least three guys. I don't think they multiply underground, from bulbs (like lily-of-the-valley unfortunately DO).

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plantladylin
Apr 30, 2013 8:56 AM CST
It sure does look like Erythronium, here are a couple of possibilities:

Erythronium albidum:
White Trout-Lily (Erythronium albidum)
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/hortanswers/plantdetail.cfm?Pla...
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/plants/wh_trout...

E. americanum also has the spotted leaves:
Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/you...
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