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Wet Dog Trillium

Trillium erectum var. album


Trillium erectum usually has dark reddish purple petals, but this rare variety has pale yellow petals with green veins. As its common name suggests, it really does smell like a wet dog. The smell attracts its pollinators - carrion flies.


Spotted in a deciduous, marshy forest. There were three Trillium erectum var. album clustered together.

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Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on May 8, 2018
Submitted on May 9, 2018

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