Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Yellow Troutlily
Erythronium rostratum
Family: Liliaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2S3

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Habitat:
Mesic ravine forests.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Mid March to late May.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Yellow flowers are erect and the tepals (the "petals") do not have red or red/brown spots. The inner tepals have noticeable auricles at the base. The extended style (bearing the stigma) persists to form a long beak on the fruit.

Management:
Disturbance of surrounding areas such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:
Arkansas, northern Lousiana, central Alabama, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas; disjunct in southern Ohio.

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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