Ethel Smith, Minnesota

Trout Lilies

April 10, 2009

Categories: General, Non-Daffodil

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Very pretty, Mary Lou – are these commonly called trout lilies (presumedly from the spotted leaves) ? I think I’ll try some next year if they’re hardy in zone 4. Ethel Smith in MN

One response to “Trout Lilies”

  1. David Liedlich says:

    Hi Ethel,

    Many years ago professor from Maine told our spring flora class that it is called “trout lily” because it blooms during early trout fishing season.  This would make  sense because Amelanchier, is called shadbush, or shadblow because it flowers when the shad are running in the rivers. 

    Dave Liedlich