toadshade

Trillium sessile

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Trillium sessile, the toadshade or sessile-flowered wake-robin, is a perennial spring wildflower native to the central part of the eastern United States and the Ozarks. It is a small trillium (rarely over 9 cm tall). Toadshade can be distinguished from other trilliums by its single foul smelling, stalkless, flower nestled in the middle of its three leaves. The three maroon petals, maintain a "closed" posture throughout its presence, the petals are occasionally pale gre

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  1. (c) Fluff Berger, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/816842
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trillium_sessile

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