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May 04

Nodding Trillium

The North Carolina Native Plant Society lists this flower as a Nodding Trillium [Trillium rugelii].  it’s a member of the Lily (Liliaceae) family and was found in Gerton on 4 May 2012 with the Large-Flowered Trillium.  The USDA link has a name of Ill-scented Wake-robin.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 124-125, states that the maroon or dark purple flower can be ill-scented.

USDA Plants Listing:  http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=TRRU2

Nodding Trillium - 4 May 2013

Nodding Trillium – 4 May 2013

Nodding Trillium (held) - 4 May 2013

Nodding Trillium (held) – 4 May 2013

Nodding Trillium (wide shot) - 4 May 2013

Nodding Trillium (wide shot) – 4 May 2013

 

 

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