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Recurved Trillium


Scientific Name     

Trillium recurvatum  Beck.

Family Name

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

rich woods

Plant Height:  

30+ cm erect; greenish above, purplish near base; simple, from short horizontal rhizomes

Flower Color:  

red (maroon)

Flower:  

complete; perfect; 3 recurved sepals; 3 petals, erect; 6 erect stamens, adnate at base of perianth; ovary superior, 3-sided but parted so appearing 6-angled with 3 locules; styles 3 

Inflorescence:  

solitary, sessile, terminal flower

Fruit:  

many-seeded berry 

Leaves:  

entire; simple; whorls of 3 at apex of stem; short, distinct petiole; elliptic to ovate; mottled above 

Bloom Time:  

April-May

Origins:  

native

Other:  

petals yellow with age; sepals reflexed