Erythronium umbilicatum

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Dimpled Troutlily


Plant Specifics

Size:0.25 - 0.5 ft tall by 0.5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Early spring wildflower. Can be planted as a seasonal groundcover in a shady location.
Propagation:Separation of clusters of bulbs.
Availability:Friends, Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Acidic



Supports early pollinators, especially bees (

Native Habitats:Swamps, floodplains, wet flatwoods, bogs, savannas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:This species has a cold requirement. It cannot be grown successfully much south of its native range.