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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!
We are stardust, we are golden;
and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. ~ Joni Mitchell ~
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).
Apr 30, 2013 8:56 AM CST
|It sure does look like Erythronium, here are a couple of possibilities:
White Trout-Lily (Erythronium albidum)
E. americanum also has the spotted leaves:
Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
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