April Flower: Trillium cuneatum

trillium cuneatum

Trillium cuneatum is also known as Wake Robin or Wood Lily or Sweet Betsy (USA). Originating from southeastern USA it is hardy throughout the UK and northern Europe. The musk scented maroon flowers are produced surrounded by  broadly oval-rounded, often pointed, mid-green leaves marked pale or silver-green.


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  1. Looks almost tropical. Took 240 photos in Cairns Botanic Gardens today – a splendid area and a lot of photo-failure. Should’ve brought my flower camera.

    Been there?

    1. Heyjude says:

      No. I wasn’t as into gardens then as I am now, probably because in those days I had one of my own which kept me busy. I look forward to seeing some of your photos though…

  2. Sammy D. says:

    Trilliums grow in the woods in Michigan. They always make me think of fairies.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They do look magical when the light hits them.

  3. Sue Slaght says:

    Definitely looks tropical. Definitely don’t see any of those in the front yard. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not in the least tropical – they grow in our woodlands so survive cold winters.

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I love trilliums, but I had to look up sessile – learning all the time!

  5. restlessjo says:

    Lovely! None of those about up here 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      This was in a local garden, I haven’t seen any wild this year yet.

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