Trout Lily
(
Erythronim albidum)

Trout lilies are also called dog-toothed violets, though they are not violets at all.  They are found all in rich woodlands, in lowlands and along streams all across the state.

It takes at least four years to raise a flowering plant from seed.  Plants that will bloom will have two leaves; the ones with a single leaf will bloom the following year.

Sighting this flower is proff that spring is definitely on the way!