All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Sweet Betsy Trillium; Toadshade</strong>
<em>Trillium cuneatum</em> / Lily Family<br>
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 c...
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"!
Perennial
Where seen:Norris Dam SP, Frozen Head SP, Oak Ridge Greenways, Piney River Trail

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