Much like no. 1 [Erythronium americanum Ker Gawl.], but scarcely colonial, the sterile corms without offshoots, or producing only one; pet not auriculate; style slender throughout; ovary and fr umbilicate, the fr lying on or near the ground; 2n=24. Moist woods and rocky slopes; Va., W.Va. and w. Md. to Ala. and n. Fla. Mar.-May.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.