Trillium ID needed

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Gene Mirro
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Trillium ID needed

I got this as Trillium chloropetalum. It's a western US species or hybrid. It multiplies by bulb offsets, and is very vigorous. Any ideas?

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How do you distinguish between T. albidum and T. chloropetalum?

Thanks.

Allison
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Gene wrote:

How do you distinguish between T. albidum and T. chloropetalum?

Thanks.

The pointed petals make it closest to T. albidum, I would guess. Also, T. chloropetalum is more usually some shade of dark red, and tends to be rather tall. If you look in Fred Case's book, he refers to the difficulties of distinguishing these two species.

Probably some more expert Trillium growers will chime in!

Gardening on a wooded rocky ridge in the Ottawa Valley, Canada. Cold winters (-30C) and hot, humid summers. Nuts about native plants, ferns, pottery, my family, and Border Collies.

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