Erythronium is also known as the Dogtooth Violet and the Trout Lily. It is probably native to
the Middle East/the Caucasus, but it was known in European gardens as far back as 1596 and
has been grown in the United States for centuries. The plant is a member of the Lily family
grown as much for its beautiful, oval leaves with blotches of red and brown as for its dainty
flower. The plants prefer rich, moist soil and light shade. They are deer proof.