General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Leaves can be cooked as a leaf vegetable.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Vegetable
Propagation: Seeds: Seeds are hydrophilic
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • European Dog's Tooth Violet
  • Dog's-Tooth Violet
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Erythronium dens-canis
  • Synonym: Erythronium dens-canis subsp. albiflorum

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Location: Howick Hall, Northumberland UK
Date: 2019-03-28
Location: Utrecht Botanical Garden
Date: 2023-03-25
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2011-05-01
Location: Howick Hall, Northumberland UK
Date: 2015-04-04
Location: Howick Hall, Northumberland UK
Date: 2015-03-21
Location: British Columbia
Date: Feb 2013
Erythronium dens-canis

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