Purple Trillium: Ill-scented.
Wake Robin: Birthroot. Trillium erectum.
Lily Family. Apr. - June.
Plant 8 - 16 inches high, found in rich woods.
Eastern Quebec south to North Carolina, west to Minnesota and Missouri.
Brown-purple, dull pink, white or greenish, divisions 3, on short stalk from junction of leaves.
Broad, 3 in a whorl.
Stem-less Trillium. T. sessile. Flowers stemless, dark purplish or greenish. T. recurvatum. Outer divisions of flower reflexed; colored divisions narrowed at the base; leaves narrowed into a stem.