This is without doubt the strangest of all Trillium species.
No "stem" to speak of,
and the dark burgundy bloom practically sits right on the ground...hiding far below the 3 very rounded leaves.
Trillium sulcatum Eco Black Magic
(Rainbow Wake Robin)
The common name refers to the many various bloom colors it can have.
Here they are all this deep rich red.
(Just look at all that pollen!)
Trillium grandiflorum (Showy White Trillium) in one of the woodland beds here at WildThings.
Trillium undulatum (Painted Trillium)
This NY Native is only found in high elevations.
If you spend much time hiking in the Adirondacks...this is the stunning Trillium you usually see.
It likes an acidic, moist well draining soil.
Trillium pusillum, like Trillium grandiflorum, will turn dark pink before the aged flowers collapse.
There are 4 distinctive groups of Trillium pusillum,
Ozarkanum, texanum, virginianum & pusillum.
I am not sure which group mine belong to, but leaning towards Pusillum ozarkanum.
Another diminutive treasure, Native to NY and listed as endangered in our state.
There are big colonies in the Woodland Gardens here, as they are very happy & self-sow prolifically.
One of the Woodland Gardens here with Trillium luteum in the foreground and carpets of Phlox stolonifera and Wild Ginger
Trillium viride (Green Wake Robin)
AS you can see...This is a very enthusiastic grower!
"viride", meaning "Green" in Latin...describes the color of the flower.
There is, however...usually some dark red staining at the base of the petals.
This is another Trillium that has a branching rhizome and also self-sows well.
This Trillium always confuses me.
Looks so much like Trillium simile.
The most distinctive difference for me...is the color of the ovary.
(Trillium flexipes has a white ovary and Trillium simile has a dark ovary.)
*Note the tiny fly/pollinator near the center of the bloom
This Trillium is endemic to only South Carolinia, but seems quite happy in my Up-state NY Woodland beds.
Another happy group of Trillium grandiflorum, with some of the flowers declining.
They always turn pink as the bloom is getting ready to collapse.
Some years the blooms will get massive, (as you can see from the photo with my hand for scale.)
One of the more prolific Trillium, spreading by seed and also offshoots from the main rhizome.
Another variable Trillium with so many different foliage patterns.
I have 1 group with almost entirely silver leaves.
Easy Trillium to recognize,
with its symmetetrical twist of each petal.
Another unpleasant smelling Trillium...to attract its pollinators...Flies.
(Finally have a nice size colony in the gardens.)
This is the one I have to look at the ovary color to tell the difference from Trillium flexipes.
One of the latest Trilliums to bloom here in the gardens and gets quite large!
This is the tiniest of all the Trillium species I grow.
Only gets about 4" tall with very delicate, graceful, elongated leaves & petals.
Trillium recurvatum (Bloody Nose or Prairie Trillium)
This Trillium is a rapid colonizer.
They not only self-sow well...but also branch out from the original rhizome.
A colony will just about choke itself out if I don't lift & sperate every few years.
You can see how much smaller each plant is in the congested group as compared to the huge one growing by itself, with more room.
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