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Red Trillium

Trillium erectum

Description:

Purple-red flowers have 3 petals that are above whorls of pointed triple leaves. The petals have a foul smell, which attracts carrion flies (and other insects) that act as pollinators.

Habitat:

Spotted growing in some leaf litter and a tiny bit of dirt that had collected on top of some large rocks in a mixed forest.

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23 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Thanks Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 2 years ago

Belated congrats! :-)

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Thank you remkinloch and Arun for your comments!

remkinloch
remkinloch 2 years ago

Congratulations. A beautiful photo

Arun
Arun 2 years ago

Congratulations !!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

What a great surprise and honor! Thank you Danièle and Project Noah! Thanks Mark, Sunny, and Annie for your comments!

AnnieLopezReyes
AnnieLopezReyes 2 years ago

Congratulations Christine Y.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 2 years ago

Congrats Christine..

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Congratulations CY.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Christine, your Red Trillium is the winner of our 2017 Best Wildlife photo competition in the Plants category:

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Thanks BlueOriole

BlueOriole
BlueOriole 2 years ago

Awesome deep colors and pure symmetry

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks sunnyjosef!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 3 years ago

Congrats Christine...

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks everyone! I was very happy to find it because it was the first Trillium I've seen in nature!

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 3 years ago

Looks like a painting!!

TamaraMiranda
TamaraMiranda 3 years ago

Wonderful!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

Congratulations! Beautiful image. Thank you for sharing :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

Beautiful photo of a gorgeous flower - Congratulations Christine !

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thank you Daniele, António, and Mark!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Nice! Congratulations.

Beautiful capture Christine,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Christine, your Red Trillium is our Spotting of the Day!

"Beautiful deep red flower but a pungent rotten smell! This Red Trillium is our Spotting of the Day! Native to eastern Canada and eastern United States, this perennial wildflower grows in cool, moist soils of woodland ecosystems. Trillium erectum blooms in the early to mid spring, and is pollinated by carrion flies attracted by its smell".

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Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Apr 28, 2017
Submitted on May 3, 2017

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