("Dog's tooth violet / Trout lily / Adder's tongue / Fawn lily")
Native to forests and meadows in temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere.
Originally at home in woody mountainous regions, these plants are not easy to cultivate. The small tubers tend to dry out quickly, so buy and plant them early in the Fall. They prefer a nutrient-rich, moisture-retentive soil. This is important, so during a dry Summer make sure to apply a layer of mulch to keep the soil from drying out. Plants that remain in the same location for many years can be expected to spread and produce increasingly more flowers.