Sessile Trillium Trillium sessile Linnaeus    Synonyms: Sessile-flowered Wake-robin, Stinking Benjamin, Toadshade.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Liliales   >   Family Melanthiaceae   >   Genus Trillium   

Status:

This species is a spring ephemeral of rich floodplain forests and mesic cove and slope forests along major streams and rivers (J. Hill/MNPS).

Where to find:

Look for Sessile Trillium in the C&O Canal National Historical Park floodplain forests and rich woods from D.C. well upstream. There are also good stands of it in rich, calcareous Shell-Marl Ravine Forest at Chapman State Park (Chapman Forest North) in Charles Co. (J. Hill/MNPS)

Relationships:

Flowers are pollinated by flies, which are attracted by the flower's color and odor of carrion (J. Hill/MNPS).

There are 138 records in the project database.

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Sessile Trillium in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/7/2017). Photo by Wendy R. Fredericks. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/6/2016). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium in Washington Co., Maryland (4/25/2016). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (4/24/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Sessile Trillium in Howard Co., Maryland (4/23/2014). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium blooming in Washington Co., Maryland (4/14/2013). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/18/2014). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium blooming in Washington Co., Maryland (4/21/2013). Photo by Ed Boyd. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium (young plants, a few with tight buds) in Howard Co., Maryland (4/26/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (4/22/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Sessile Trilliums in Charles Co., Maryland (4/21/2009). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/6/2017). Photo by Tony Futcher. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (5/7/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/9/2014). Photo by R. Child. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/6/2016). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/7/2017). Photo by Patrick Treece. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium (green form) blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/18/2014). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium var. luteum blooming in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/4/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium blooming in Washington Co., Maryland (4/26/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium in Howard Co., Maryland (10/23/2019). Collected and processed by Helen Lowe Metzman. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Red Trillium in Washington Co., Maryland (5/27/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/19/2014). (c) Katherine, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Katherine via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Sessile Trillium in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/8/2018). (c) Lucas Foerster, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Lucas Foerster via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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