Scientific Name: Erythronium grandiflorum
Family Name: Liliaceae
Bloom Period: Late spring to early summer
Life Span: Perennial
Height: up to 30 cm tall
Habitat: Scattered and locally common in moist to dry, usually shady woods and mossy clearings in north eastern part of our region.
Leaf Description: Single pair at the base of the stem, oblong to oval.
Flower and Petal Description: A single golden-yellow flower is at the top of the stalk. Petals curve backward.
Stem Description: Long, slender, leafless ad unbranched stalk from a scaly bulb.
Fruit Description: Small round berries, hard, green, shiny and mottled with brown when young, becoming red and soft when mature.
Medicinal Uses: Native Americans have been noted to gather and eat the berries.
This flower is native to the area.