For the past couple of years, I’ve been on the lookout for some Trout Lilies (Erythronium americanum) to photograph. They are an early spring wildflower – a beautiful splash of bright yellow found in the DC area in early April. Last spring, I finally found some at Turkey Run Park in Virginia. I also later photographed some along the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When I saw the trout lilies, I immediately knew what they were – their blossoms resemble other wild lilies such as the Turk’s Cap Lily and the Canada Lily. Now that I know what they look like, and when they bloom, I’ll be on the lookout for more of these delicate spring wildflowers to photograph.
Also known as dogtooth violets, Trout Lilies play an important role in the forest community. The leaves capture and store phosphorus in early spring, which is then returned to the soil as the leaves die during the year. The early-blooming flowers provide pollen and nectar for queen-bees and serve as an energy supply for emerging worker bees. Bee larvae feed on the pollen – and then go on to pollinate other plants such as clover and alfalfa.
So not only are the trout lilies a wonderful splash of color in the spring for us – they play a vital role in the circle of life in the forest.
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