Sunday, May 3, 2009
100 Species # 50
Photo by me, spotted by "N" of GAIN
The dark colored flowers are the toadshades. They are a kind of trillium. Trilliums are lilies. Their name sounds like 'lily.'
We found a patch of these while hiking around Maquoketa State Park, May 2003. This park is full of caves. I have not found much information on this plant, and have seen images of it with different colored petals, broad and narrow leaves, and mottled and solid green leaves. So I am OK with my inability to ID the trillium at Saylorville.