Sweet Betsy Trillium; Toadshade
Trillium cuneatum / Lily Family
I've never seen a toad sitting in the shade of one of these trilliums, but I guess it could happen! :) The flowers are "sessile," not on a stem. These are common at Frozen Head State Park in early April. Like other maroon-colored flowers, this trillium has a strong smell. The knickname of the plant is "Stinking Benjamin"!
Where seen:Norris Dam SP, Frozen Head SP, Oak Ridge Greenways, Piney River Trail