“It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.”
~William Carlos Williams
Red Trillium (also known as Wakerobin or Birthroot) growing in Steam Hollow, New York, USA.
Wake-robin usually has dark reddish-purple flowers, but occasionally they are white. More rarely, the flowers are pinkish or greenish. White-flowered wake-robin can be confused with large-flowered trillium, but wake-robin has a purple ovary (in the middle of the flower), and its petals are narrower and do not overlap at the base.
Family: Lily (Liliaceae)
Habitat: rich woods
Height: 7-16 inches
Flower size: 2-3 inches wide
Flower color: dark reddish-purple, occasionally pink, white, or greenish
Flowering time: April to June