Monday, May 15, 2017

Trillium recurvatum

Common name is Prairie Trillium, but it is a woodland wildflower. I can not always differentiate it from Toadshade (Trillium sessile) - I have seen patches where some of the plants have leaves with distinct petioles, some with indistinct petioles, and some with none; some have erect sepals, some have spreading sepals, and some have drooping sepals; some have pointed leaves, some have rounded leaves, and some rounded points. Does anyone know if they hybridize with each other naturally?

Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve
Monee, Illinois

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