Trillium viridescens

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Ozark Trillium
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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 Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma,[2] Kansas, Texas and Louisiana. It usually grows in rich deciduous forests and mountain ranges[3] where the soil is clayey and calcareous. The flower usually has bi-colored petals — purplish[4] near the base and green above — which stand upright at the junction of the three leaves. The species is 2 feet (0.61 m) high.[3]