Trillium recurvatum Beck
Family: Melanthiaceae
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Paul Drobot  
Etymology: Trillium: Latin tres for three and lilium for lily
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb, with an unpleasant odor
Leaves: 1 whorl of 3, usually mottled leaves at the top of the stem on a distinct, 1/2"-1" long stalk
Flowers: purple, 3-parted, 1" wide, petals slightly longer than the green sepals; solitary, not stalked, usually erect; blooms April-May
Fruits: green to white with purple areas, 1/4" oval berry, no odor, 6-angled, almost winged, pulpy inside
Habitat: moderate moisture; prairies, woods
Conservation Status: Native
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Dennis W. Woodland  
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Paul Drobot  
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Christopher Noll  
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Paul Drobot  
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Christopher Noll  
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Paul Drobot  
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Robert Bierman  
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Trillium recurvatum image
Paul Drobot  
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