Trillium flexipes Raf.
Family: Melanthiaceae
bent trillium,  more...
[Trillium declinatum auct. non (A.Gray) Gleason,  more]
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Etymology: Trillium: Latin tres for three and lilium for lily
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb
Leaves: 1 whorl of 3 leaves at the top of the stem, at least as wide as long and with a short pointed tip
Flowers: white, 3-parted, 1 1/2" wide, green sepals and lance-like petals about equal in length, yellowish anthers usually more than 1/4"; solitary, usually held above the leaves at an angle on a 1/2"-4 1/2" long stalk; blooms April-May
Fruits: red to purplish berry up to 1 1/8" long, oval with pyramid-shaped top and prominent angles, odor of ripe fruit
Habitat: wet to moderate moisture; woods, forests; in limy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Paul Drobot  
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Merel R. Black  
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Paul Drobot  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Robert R. Kowal  
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Derek Anderson  
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Christopher Noll  
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Paul Drobot  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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