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Re: id please?

Auralie, I do believe it is an Erythronium, but the only one I ever planted besides Pagoda (which is labeled and doing well) is E. dens-canis. I've looked at pics of E d-c and my leaves don't seem to have any of the brownish coloring, but otherwise look very much like it, including the oval shaping. It's possible my supplier sent me a different variety.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] id please?

Kitty, I didn't think Erythronium because the leaves are more
oval and less deeply colored and marked than the native ones
I am familiar with. I'm sure you know this, but be very careful
about moving them. At least with the native one, E. americanum
the bulb is halfway to China. In the place where I used to live
the woods were carpeted with them. I tried over and over to
move some to the beds around the house, but could never
dig deep enough to reach the bulb.
My wildflower book says the common name, "Trout lily" comes
from the fact that the leaves are brown and marked like the
brown trout.

In a message dated 04/21/2006 6:30:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
I'm fairly certain it is an Erythronium. I've wondered off and on over the
years, and in a moment of clarity I recalled planting E. dens-canis there,
but it didn't come up the first year and I forgot about it. More recently
I've noticed the the leaves spreading, but my 'clarity' disappeared and I
forgot about the dogtooth violet planting. That was long ago before I began
marking plants. It has never flowered. I wonder if I should move it. My
E. x pagoda does well in another part of the garden.

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