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Sessile Trillium


Scientific Name     

Trillium sessile  L.

Family Name

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

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flower

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

rich woods

Plant Height:  

10-30 cm; rhizome thick, stout

Flower Color:  

red (maroon)

Flower:  

complete; perfect; 3 spreading sepals; 3 narrow, erect petals; 6 stamens; ovary sharply 6-angled, superior; placentation axile

Inflorescence:  

sessile, solitary, 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:  

May-June

Origins:  

native

Other:  

also known as Toadshade Trillium; flowers of this species have slight aroma of dead, decaying animal tissue to attract flies and beetles as pollinators; sepals spreading