Sessile Trillium Trillium sessile Linnaeus  Synonyms: Sessile-flowered Wake-robin, Stinking Benjamin, Toadshade.

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 111 records in the project database.

View species at Maryland Plant Atlas

Search Google Images

GAAL WA FRCLMO HO BA BCHACEPG AACVCH SMKEQACNTADOWISOWO
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)

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


View All Images

Use of images featured on Maryland Biodiversity Project is only permitted with express permission of the photographer.

View Bibliography