Yellow Trout Lily
Erythronium americanum

In this yard, the Bloodroot, Hepatica, and Trout Lilies are the first to show up each spring.

I planted these in the front yard in 2003. They grow well and have filled in the area I set aside for them. But they have not yet blossomed. If anyone has a explanation/suggestion, I would love to hear it. Last year, I transplanted a few to a sunnier location. We'll see if that helps.

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
Aldo Leopold
A Sand County Almanac