Trillium flexipes

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Trillium flexipes
Trillium flexipes.jpg

Secure (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Trillium
Species: T. flexipes
Binomial name
Trillium flexipes
Raf., 1840
  • Trillium gleasonii Fernald
  • Trillium declinatum Gleason 1906, illegitimate homonym not Raf. 1840
  • Trillium declinatum f. walpolei Friesner

Trillium flexipes, the nodding wakerobin,[3] bent trillium, or drooping trillium, is a spring-flowering perennial that is most common in the midwestern United States. Scattered populations are found as far east as Philadelphia and as far south as Alabama, as well as in the Canadian Province of Ontario. However, it is an endangered plant species in Canada and is rare throughout its Canadian range[4] so that it is protected by law in Ontario.[5] This species is variable, and tends to hang its flower below the leaves in northern areas. Southern strains have a large erect flower. The red or purplish fruit is also showy.[6]

Flower on long peduncle.


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