Sunday, May 3, 2009

100 Species # 50

Specimen #50

Trillium sessile

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.

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