19 April 2012

Spring Wildflowers

Another warm spring day and I was easily distracted from yard work by some Yellow Dogtooth Violets (Erythronium americanum).

These wildflowers are also known as Trout Lily, Adder's Tongue and Yellow Adder's Tongue.

The Yellow Dogtooth Violet is a member of the Lily Family (Liliaceae) where as the Wild Violet (Viola papilionacea) is a member of the Violaceae family.

The small Wild Violets add color to springtime but are sometimes considered a weed when they take over a lawn.

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