Flower of Trout Lily
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8
March - May
Yellow, nodding, lily-like flowers; at the base of the plant, two leaves mottled with dark spots.
Shade; moist, well drained sites with rich soil.
Found in woods. Trout Lily will naturalize (slowly). The plant goes dormant in summer (foliage dies down). Plants with only one leaf will not flower. Listed as threatened in Iowa.