Purple Trillium

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Purple trilliums bloom in two clumps in my spring wildflower garden.

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Each plant has three leaves.

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Each flower has 3 petals.

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The scientific name trillium recurvatum refers to the 3 recurved green sepals.

Six anthers crowd around the pistil.

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“Aaaaaah … spring.”

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10 responses to this post.

  1. hermosas! Beautiful!

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  2. I’ve never heard of this one. Its leaves remind me of toadshade trillium (Trillium sessile).

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    • This one is common. I just checked and the sessile one’s been collected in 3 counties in southern Illinois, 3 counties on the eastern edge of the state and several in north eastern part.

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  3. Lovely little wildflowers.

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  4. These are gorgeous!

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