White troutlilies/fawnlilies (Erythronium albidum, Liliaceae) can often be found in hardwood forests in east-central North America. These spring ephemerals first appear in early April as single waxy and variegated leaves of red and green. It’s at this stage that I often find them densely blanketing forest floors here in southeast Michigan:
These immature single-leaf forms come up for several years as they grown and develop. Once they reach maturity, they will by late April grow a second leaf and a tall reddish stalk with a single large nodding flower:
As they name suggests the flowers are predominantly white, but they are tinged with pale pink, especially on the back sides of the petals:
In addition to this white-flowered species, there are many other species of different colors.