Toadshade, Sessile trillium (Trillium sessile)
Member of the Liliaceae (Lily) family. Grows in rich moist woods, 4 - 12 inches, April - June. Trilliums have leaves, petals, and sepals in whorls of 3. This species has sessile (stalkless) flowers with erect petals and erect or slightly spreading sepals. Flowers are maroon or purplish; there is also a yellow-green form.
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