In the spring among the Spring Beauties and the Rue Anemones I started to notice single boat-shaped leaves that were a dusty green with brown mottling. None were blooming so I had to wait to see what they were. Sure enough, the next week I started seeing this striking flower above the foliage. Trout Lily is a rather unattractive name for such a pretty flower, I think. But it must refer to the mottled leaves.
Erythronium albidum is a spring ephemeral plant growing from a bulb and is a member of the Lily family. The flower itself is fairly large as spring flowers go. It’s about an inch and a half long. It hangs down so that you have to lift the flower if you want to see inside of it.
You can read more about it here.