Tag: Shade (Toad)

  • Toadshade (Trillium sessile)

    Trillium sessile
    Photographed April 17 with a Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z6.

    Toadshade most commonly has dark brownish-purple flowers, but the green form is not uncommon. Here we see it blooming by Saw Mill Run in Seldom Seen. Some botanists distinguish the green form as forma viridiflorum; others just say that sometimes Trillium sessile is green and nothing can be done about it. There are also intermediate forms with brownish-green or greenish-brown flowers.

    For a description of the species, see the Trillium sessile reference page.

    Trillium sessile f. viridiflorum
    Trillium sessile
    Toadshade close up