I always thought this flower got its name. adder's tongue from these red stamens. they appear a bit startling in their colour and shape.I thought they might have been compared to a snake's tongue But I can find nothing that relates to the reasons for the adder's tongue naming of this wildflower. The other names Trout Lily, Fawn Lily and dog-toothed violet are more understanding. This wildflower though is not a violet but a lily. For more detailed information about its other names I refer you to a post I previously did on this naming topic in May 2008,can be found at:
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