trillium decumbens, alaculsy valley, chattahoochee national forest, murray county, georgia 1

This is the second site I have seen this spring where trailing trillium: plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=TRDE3 is growing with Trillium cuneatum, sweet betsy: plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=TRCU

Sweet betsy is very common in Georgia and trailing trillium is very rare and blooms later. I was lucky to find this small cluster in bloom.

  • amy_buthod PRO 7y

    I had no idea there was a "trailing" trillium! Nice!
  • Will Stuart PRO 7y

    Great find!
  • Justin Hicks 7y

    I heard that these were smelly, do you know?
  • Ken-ichi Ueda PRO 7y

    Awesome flower, a lot like our giant wakerobin (Trillium chloropetalum) out here in CA.
  • Alan Cressler PRO 7y

    Thanks everyone. Justin, I think this is the species that reportedly smells like rotting flesh. I didn't smell these because is was cold. Most flowers seem to produce less smell when it is cold.
  • Anthony Zukoff PRO 7y

    awesome find
  • christopher_p 7y

    Wow! What a beautiful trillium!

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flora of the World, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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