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Entryway to Great Dixter House by Bob Radlinski

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Plant of the Day

Monday 18 April 2016

Erythronium dens-canis (dog’s tooth violet) grows well under deciduous trees in a deep loamy soil that dries out in Summer. This bulbous perennial produces a pair of leaves, heavily mottled with brown, and solitary mauve-pink flowers with reflexed tepals. The common name comes from the shape of the bulb resembling a dog’s incisor tooth.

Jill Raggett