Yellow Trout Lily,  Erythronium americanum
Liliaceae or Lily Family

Small, upright plant with lily-like flowers.  Flowers have six swept-back petals and conspicuous brown anthers.  Leaves are oblong, untoothed and mottled with brown.  Blooms in early to mid-spring.

A charming native.  There is a patch along the trails on the western slope, just north of the powerlines that is growing from year to year.  Another larger patch grows on the eastern slope above the bikeway and below Wildwood Drive.

Nothing else in Wildwood has yellow lily-like flowers except yellow daylily, which is much larger and blooms in midsummer.

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