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Toad Trillium


Family:  Melanthiaceae, trillium family
Genus species:  Trillium sessile

Three leaves, usually mottled with light and dark green.

Flower is produced in the middle of the three leaves. Petals are dark red. Flower is sessile or stalkless. Produces flowers in mid-spring, in April and May.

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The genus name Trillium is from the Greek for "triple-lily," referring to the fact that the plant has parts in multiples of three, like a lily.  The species name sessile is from the Latin for "sessile" or "sitting," referring to the stalkless flowers.