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Trillium sessile

Trillium sessile L.

 

Toadshade Trillium

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderLilialesIncludes lilies, tulips, trilliums, greenbriars, and others
FamilyMelanthiaceaeTrillium family
GenusTrillium“Three-petaled lily”
SpeciessessileMeans “attached directly to the stem” (the flowers)

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Trillium sessile description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 19 May 2011.

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Trillium sessile (Toadshade Trillium)

This could also be Trillium cuneatum, which is larger but otherwise identical. · 3/5/2000 · Memphis, TN · By Tim Chandler

Trillium sessile (Toadshade Trillium)

This could also be Trillium cuneatum, which is larger but otherwise identical. · 3/19/2000 · Memphis, TN · By Tim Chandler

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