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.


“Aaaaaah … spring.”


10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Marcela-Paz on April 20, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    hermosas! Beautiful!


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


    • 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.


  3. Lovely little wildflowers.


  4. These are gorgeous!


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