Trillium erectum

 Red Trillium, Wake Robin

Names and Myths

Trillium Linnaeus tri from the latin for the 3 parted nature of the plants. erectum erect.

Natural history / Folklore

Fetid odor, ill scented. Favored of the trilliums for treatment of nervous disorders.15


April - May Red Maroon  or White 1-1.5” flower sits on stalk above, or  hanging below three green leaves. Dark center of flower, white variety common in  Southern Appalachian Mountains11

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