Saturday, April 15, 2006

Trout Lillies

Today they started blooming!  White and Yellow Trout Lillies.  Spend six years or so as just a single leaf, then they bloom. 

Adding this photo to show the mottled leaves, the speckling on the leaves is the origin of the name of this wildflower.  Spots resemble the pattern on a brook trout, so the story goes ...

2 comments:

rivercitygirl1 said...

They are quite interesting.  I've never seen a trout lily before.
Tami

hestiahomeschool said...

I love trout lilies, too. We live just acoss the river from Cincinnati, and there are a lot of them around here.