Trailing Wakerobin (Trillium decumbens)
Growing in leaf litter along the edge of a seasonal stream in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.
Trillium decumbens is a sessile trillium that blooms from March through April and can be found in parts of Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama. This species is classified as Vulnerable (S3) in Georgia.
''Trillium decumbens'', the trailing wakerobin or trailing trillium, is a perennial wildflower which blooms from mid-March to April. Unlike most other trilliums, its stems grow along the ground rather than standing upright, so that the plant appears to rest on the ground. Its leaves are mottled green and bronze, overlaid with silver, dying back early in the season. The flowers are dark maroon or purple. After flowering, it bears a dark purple berry.
It is native to southeastern Tennessee.. more