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Monday, April 18, 2011

Gorgeous Wildflower

Help me out! I have no idea what this pretty little wildflower is. Took a hike up in my favorite woods in the Mt Hood National Forest yesterday, and the entire trail was lined with these, as pictured below - not quite bloomed.

I was getting anxious that I would not be able to find one that had opened yet, and had almost given up when I spotted this one. But I have no idea what the gorgeous lily (?) is called. Anyone know?

UPDATE: The flower has been ID'd by a few people as a Fawn Lily, Trout Lily, Dog Tooth Violet or Erythorunium. Seems all those are the same flower, and bloom in purple, yellow and white. Thanks so much everyone who answered!


  1. I don't know the name, but that is beautiful!

  2. No idea of the flowers name, but it is beautiful!

  3. Anonymous6:30 AM

    Looks like it could be some kind of snow drop variety...? Lovely delicate colours.

  4. I think I have seen this flower last year when hubby and I went for a walk to the forest. It's very dainty and the color is beautiful!

    Mellow Yellow Monday

  5. Beautiful flower, lovely capture!

  6. It almost looks like a member of the columbine family...but I'm probably wrong...


    Splash of yellow,
    Dash of gold,
    Make me mellow,
    Never old;
    Keep my humor
    In fine trim,
    Always laughing,
    Never grim.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Little Yellow Chicken Shack

  7. wow! It's beautiful!

  8. I'm guessing some kind of lily.

  9. Maybe it's a fawn lily? Looks like the same flower as today's (4/22) Victoria Daily Photo http://victoriadailyphoto.blogspot.com/

    Love your pictures!

  10. Erytrhronium or Trout Lily, which is also know as Dogtooth violet.


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