Plant ID

jel48(Z4 Michigan)September 3, 2013

A friend texted this photo to me, wondering if I could I. D. this plant for him, but I could not. This was seen in far northern Michigan, near a river, in a shady spot. I asked if that was a blossom or a fruit on it and he said 'um... Both?' I have no idea what he meant by that. Does anyone have any idea what this is?

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jel48(Z4 Michigan)

Received an answer on the plant ID forum... it's a Trillium fruit! I had never seen the fruit before, only the flowers, and the leaves were kind of raggedy so I'd missed the similarity. Thanks!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 8:28AM
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Joyce, it is the fruit of a Nodding Trillium, quite different from the Large Flowered Trillium that most are familiar with.

We have these all over our woods in late spring/early summer. The flower on this variety hangs beneath the cluster of 3 adjoined leaves.

I think I have actually shared a couple of these at past swaps....

    Bookmark   September 18, 2013 at 9:31PM
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