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Any ideas on what this plant is?

Posted by cori.lem none (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 28, 14 at 21:44

Hi everyone! We're in middle tennessee...we purchased a property last fall, and are discovering all sorts of fun things this spring. We've identified the gobs of heirloom daffodils everywhere, and today found these. There's a hillside covered in them. None had bloomed yet, hoping someone will recognize them like this. Any ideas?

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RE: Any ideas on what this plant is?

Well, it's definitely a Trillium, but I'm not sure which species it is. There are around four different species, native to Tennessee, that look very similar to that, and I'm not familiar with the differences.

If knowing the exact species is important to you, someone that I bet could tell you for sure is Kris Light. She is a Tennessee wildflower expert. You can reach her at

RE: Any ideas on what this plant is?

Yep - it is a Trillium. Probably the red species we have growing in our woods here in NW Illinois. Very pretty little guys. Once they are done blooming, they die back to the ground.

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