Trout Lily or Dogtooth Violet is a member of the Lily family
(Liliaceae) that grows in rich woods and meadows and blooms from March to June. The yellow-bronze flower blooms in solitary splendor on a tall stock above a pair of brownish-mottled leaves. The leaves are about eight inches long and ellictic with the brownish markings resembling those found on a brook trout.
The flower has three petals and three petal-like sepels. All of these are curved backward.
The flower range is from southern Canada to Georgia and west to Oklahoma.