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Trillium sessile

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Authors: L.  

Botanical Description

Stems 10-30cm high. Leaves ovate to elliptic, 4-8cm long. Flowers sessile, purplish-brown to purple, the petals 2.5-4.5cm long, unpleasantly scented. T.s. var. viridiflorum has yellow-green petals. Mississippi to eastern New York State and North Carolina. Rare in cultivation, plants under this name being usually T. cuneatum.

a, T. grandiflorum; b, T. sessile;