Trillium viridescens

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Ozark Trillium
Trillium viridescens.jpg
Conservation status

Vulnerable (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Trillium
Species: T. viridescens
Binomial name
Trillium viridescens
Nutt., 1835

Trillium viridescens, the Ozark Trillium, is a spring-flowering perennial plant found in parts of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. It usually grows in rich deciduous forest where the soil is clayey and calcareous. The flower usually has bi-colored petals — purplish near the base and green above — which stand upright at the junction of the three leaves.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trillium viridescens". NatureServe Explorer. NatureServe. Retrieved 2008-05-02.