Erythronium "Pagoda"

  • Posted April 12, 2011 by Sadhya Rippon Viewed 4206 times
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Erythronium (fawn-lily, trout-lily, dog's-tooth violet, adder's-tongue) is a genus of 20-30 species of spring-flowering perennial plants with long, tooth-like bulbs and attractive pendant flowers, native to forest and meadow in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
The bulb is edible as a root vegetable, cooked or dried, and can be ground into flour. The leaves can also be cooked as a leaf vegetable. In Japan, Erythronium japonicum is called katakuri, and the bulb is processed to produce starch, which is used for food and other purposes.

I love the moment when these beauties appear in my garden. Spring really has sprung.

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      2011.04.12 Edited

      I'm totally in love with these flowers... I want them now in my garden too :( (wait a minute I don't have them :()