Toadshade (Trillium sessile)
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Other common names: Sessile Trillium
Family: Liliaceae (Lily)
Height: 0.3 to 1 ft.
Blooms: April to June
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 1.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 3 parts
Location: Westmoreland Heritage Trail
Notes: Mottled leaves are a distinguishing characteristic.
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As implied by the scientific name, the flower of toadshade is sessile (stemless) - the flower sits right atop the leaves. Also, the mottled leaf is characteristic of toadshade, but not of wake robin.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.