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Trillium (Red)

Trillium erectum
Trillium (Red)

Habitat

They are found in wooded areas.

Description

The flower has 3 dark red-maroon petals. It has three large, pointed leaves that whorl around the stem below the flower. The flower does not smell good. They bloom April through June. Also called wake-robin, birthroot or purple trillium.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flower Regular with 3 petals

  • Flower Color: Dark Marooon

  • Leaf Arrangement: 3 whorled around stem
  • Plant Type: Wildflower (Medium 8-20 inches)
  • Leaf Type: Large, oval and entire (smooth edge)
Trillium (Red)

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