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Trillium Elaiosome

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The fruit of the western trillium (Trillium ovatum) is a green, berrylike capsule with wing-like ridges. Inside this capsule the trillium seeds are enclosed in what looks like a yellowish, sticky mass. As I mentioned in an earlier post on … Continue reading

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Western Trillium

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Although many of the spring wildflowers from my youth in Western Pennsylvania do not grow on the West Coast,¬†one of my favorite childhood flowers, the trillium, does. The western trillium (Trillium ovatum) is a native perennial that inhabits moist, shady … Continue reading

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