purple trillium


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Noun1.purple trillium - trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirthpurple trillium - 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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Woodland flowers - purple trillium, trout lily, marsh marigold and others - bloomed in profusion.
I have seen wounds on them like purple trillium forced through the skin.
With the color and odor of rotting meat, purple trillium attracts flies as pollinators early in the spring before bees are commonly about.