Trillium Pusillum with a pronounced blush.
Photographed at Smithgall Woods State Park near Helen, GA.
Olympus E-3 and Sigma 105mm macro; f/6.3 @ 1/25 sec
The trillium pusillum, also known as the Dwarf wakerrobin, is characterized by wavy, white petals that turn pink with age, long narrow sepals and curved yellow stamen. The flower blooms upright but often nods downward from the weight of the blossom. It is a perennial which likes swampy woods and deciduous forests, and which is native to the mid-southeastern USA from Virginia down through Georgia and west to northeast Texas. It is considered threatened or endangered in most of this region.
Also see Pink Trillium Pusillum