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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.