Neat Plant Alert: Yellow Trout-Lilies at Bell Slough

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Yellow trout- lilies at Bell Slough. Picture taken by Sharon Ferguson

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This beautiful stand of yellow trout-lilies (Erythronium rostratum) is blooming right now at Bell Slough near Mayflower.

Yellow trout-lilies grow in moist, rich woods on stream and river terraces and shaded slopes throughout the northwestern half of Arkansas.  They often grow in large colonies and generally bloom a couple weeks later than the white trout-lilies.  This particular species of yellow trout-lily holds its flowers more upright rather than nodding like many other species of trout-lilies.  The common name “trout-lily” is likely derived from the mottling of the leaves, in reference to the spotting and mottling of some species of trout.

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