Red Trillium – 4/27/22
Observer: Susan Drisko
Observation Date: 4/27/2022
Observation Time: 3:25 p.m.
Observation Location: Town-owned conservation land near Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
Common Name: Red Trillium
Scientific Name: Trillium erectum
Comments: Native to eastern North America, the red trillium (Trillium erectum) is found on forest floors. Its components surface in groups of three as pointed triple leaves, giving way to three-petalled flowers. Red trillium is mildly toxic to humans. The flowers smell like rotting meat so as to attract pollinating flies.
PLEASE DO NOT DIG UP WILD PLANTS.
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