One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant of a genus which includes dog's-tooth violet.
- ‘Although light shade is usually recommended for erythroniums, the nurseryman had found ‘Pagoda’ to do well in brighter conditions and he advised an open, sunny spot.’
- ‘Under the trees are clumps of hellebores, erythroniums, and trilliums.’
- ‘‘Pagoda’ is one of the most commonly available erythroniums.’
- ‘To add to your tulips and erythroniums, you may consider Fritillaria meliagris, which is a pink-and-white British native.’
- ‘There, erythroniums are naturalised in grass and look wonderful when they flower in late February and March.’
Modern Latin, from Greek (saturion) eruthronion ‘red-flowered (orchid)’.
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