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Nodding Trillium


Scientific Name     

Trillium flexipes  Raf.

Family Name

Liliaceae   (Lily family)

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habitat

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form

 

Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

moist, wet woods often in calcareous soils

Plant Height:  

20-40 cm, short, stout rhizome

Flower Color:  

white

Flower:  

perfect; complete; nodding; 4 cm wide; 3 sepals opposite of 3 recurved petals; 6 stamens; ovary superior with 3 locules, 6-angled 

Inflorescence:  

solitary, terminal flower on curved stalk

Fruit:  

many-seeded berry

Leaves:  

entire; simple; whorled; diamond-shaped; slightly stalked 

Bloom Time:  

April-June

Origins:  

native

Other:  

sepals nearly as long as petals; notice the color of the anthers; similar species T. cernuum has pink rather than white anthers