Trillium erecfum - Family, Lily. Color, variable. It is called all shades of purple, crimson, pink, white, or greenish. Perhaps the more common color is deep pink. Sepals, 3, narrower than the 3 petals, remaining after the petals have withered. Anthers of the 6 stamens long, on short filaments. The pistil bears 3 stiff, spreading stigmas which are stigmatic on their inner side. The solitary flower stands or droops on a peduncle 1 to 4 inches long. Flower 2 to 3 inches across. Leaves, 3, above on the stem, very broad, 3 to 6 inches long, rhombic in shape, very sharply acute at apex, sessile. April to June.

A showy flower of early spring, but with a disagreeable odor that is more attractive to insects than to ourselves. Rich, moist woods, or more open but shaded and damp fields from Quebec to Pennsylvania, and in the mountains to North Carolina, also westward. (See illustration, p. 245.)

Wake robin. (Trillium erectum)

Wake robin. (Trillium erectum)

Painted Trillium. T. undulatum

Color of petals white, with red or crimson stripes. (See p. 50.)