TRillium sulcatum

Mon, 2013-04-08 14:02 -- nargs

Trillium sulcatum is another member of the Trillium erectum group. It is very similar to Tr. erectum but when looked at from the side the flowers are like a candle snuffer (i.e. that is they never open flat but the petals and sepals are always somewhat bell-shaped although the tips of the petals may be reflexed. Tr. sulcatum is named for the pronounced sulcate tips of the sepals, meaning in-rolled and shaped like the prow of a canoe. It also appears to hybridized with othe species in the Tr. erectum group. Garden photo by Mike Slater