Please Note: These bulbs come up, bloom early, and go into dormancy during hot weather. If purchased for spring delivery they will be either coming out of dormancy or actively growing mid spring. If purchased late spring through fall they will either be going into dormancy or they will be dormant and will not grow until the following spring.
Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Flowers: The solitary nodding flower is 1″ wide with 3 petals, 3 sepals, and 6 stamens with brown anthers.
Leaves: The pair of brownish leaves and 2″-8″ long and elliptic.
This plant is a lovely addition to the woodland garden, especially for the collector. Flowers arise from a bulb and then die back to the ground as the flowers fade and the days get warmer.
Food Uses: The young leaves can be cooked and served with vinegar. The corms (roots) can be boiled and served with butter.
Name: The name “Trout” probably refers to the mottled color of its leaves.