Trillium cernuum L. - Nodding Trillium
Family - Liliaceae
Flowering - April - May.
Habitat - Rich wooded slopes, alluvial woods.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This striking species has been reported in just three (perhaps one) Alabama counties. It is an uncommon species throughout the southeastern United States. The plant can be identified by its sessile leaves and nodding flowers. The purple stamens are another character to look for.
Photographs taken at Tom's Creek, NC., 4-20-03.