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Author: Dr Marius Rademaker, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand,1999.
|Common name:||Dogtooth Violet|
|Botanical name:||Erythronium americanum, Erythronium dens canis|
|Family:||Lilaceae (division Magnoliophyta, class Liliatae, order Liliopsida, family Liliaceae).|
|Origin:||Europe(Erythronium dens canis) and America.|
|Description:||A lily-like yellow flower.|
|Allergens:||Tulipalin A (alpha-methylene-gamma-butyrolactone)|
|Allergy:||Finger tip allergic contact dermatitis has been reported in growers and florists.|
|Cross reactions:||Tulip, Alstroemeria, Bomarea, Dioscorea hispida, Gagea, and Fritillaria.|
|Other information:||It is not a violet. Dogtooth Violet refers to the shape of the white bulb of the plant. The names adder's-tongue and trout, fawn, snow, and glacier lily are also used interchangeably for the American species.|
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