Trillium erectum


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Related to Trillium erectum: purple trillium, Stinking benjamin
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Noun1.Trillium erectum - trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirthTrillium erectum - trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth
trillium, wake-robin, wood lily - any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single three-petaled flower
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Caption: For years, amateur naturalists have made phenological observations like blooming dates of native flowers, such as this red trillium (Trillium erectum).
With funding provided by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), a team of ecologists from the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University is working to disentangle the effects of various threats, or stressors, that contribute to the rarity of four state-listed or vulnerable plant species in New York--beaked agrimony (Agrimonia rostellata), Virginia snakeroot (Aristolochia serpentaria), reflexed sedge (Carex retroflexa) and red trillium (Trillium erectum).
Evidence of outcrossing in Trillium erectum and Trillium grandiflorum (Liliaceae).