Trillium cuneatum Raf. - Little Sweet Betsy
Family - Liliaceae
Typical red flower.
Flowering - March - April.
Habitat - Wooded slopes with neutral to basic soils.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found throughout much of Alabama but is apparently absent from the southern 1/4 of the state. The plant can be identified by its sessile flowers, erect sepals, and broad, mottled leaves.
Photographs taken near Tom's Creek, NC., 4-20-03 and off Lee Rd 27, Auburn, AL., 3-21-05.