Trillium flexipes Raf. - Bent Trillium

Trillium flexipes plant

Family - Liliaceae

Stems:

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Inflorescence:

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Flowers:

Trillium flexipes calyx

Trillium flexipes flower

Trillium flexipes flower

Flowering - March - May.

Habitat - Rich moist soils of bottomland forests, mesic upland forests along streams, bottoms, ravines.

Origin - Native to North America.

Other information - This attractive species can be found in the mountain region of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its very broad leaves and stalked white flowers.
The genus name Trillium comes from the Latin "trilix" meaning "triple" referring to the parts of the plant being in three's.
The species epithet flexipes derives from the Latin "flex(i)" meaning "bent, pliant" referring to the stalk of the flower.

Alabama Distribution:

Trillium flexipes map

Photographs taken at Earthquake Hollow Conservation Area, Callaway County, MO., 4-22-04.


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