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Wet Dog Trillium

Trillium erectum var. album

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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


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Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.55, Long: -73.22

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

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