Authentic Wisconsin.  Trillium


Trillium near Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on May 5, 2019.

Above: What I believe is Prairie Trillium (bloody butcher, red trillium), Trillium recurvatum near Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on May 5, 2019.


Trillium - (Prairie Trillium, Bloody Butcher, Red Trillium, Toadshade, Yellow Trillium, Yellow WakeRobin (Spring Ephemeral)

Trillium (trillium, wakerobin, tri flower, birthroot, birthwort) is a genus of about fifty flowering plant species in the family Melanthiaceae.

To be honest, other than the Great White Trillium, I cannot accurately identify the trillium varieties with 100% confidence.

Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 24, 2019.

Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 24, 2019.

Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 24, 2019.

Above: Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on April 24, 2019.


Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on May 3, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on May 3, 2019.

Above: Red Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on May 3, 2019.


Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on May 6, 2019.

Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on May 6, 2019.

Above: Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on May 6, 2019.


Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on May 10, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on May 10, 2019.

Above: Red Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on May 10, 2019.


Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on June 2, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on June 2, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on June 2, 2019.

Above: Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 2, 2019.


Sessile (meaning no stalk or petiole) leaves fanned out directly below the blossom, all supported on a tall stem.


For more information on Prairie Trillium, visit Wikipedia.

For more information on Yellow Trillium, visit Wikipedia.

For more information on Yellow Trillium, visit U.S. Forest Service.

Or, for information on Trillium recurvatum (Bloody Butcher) visit the: Wisconsin State Herbarium.


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Trillium
(Prairie Trillium, Bloody Butcher, Red Trillium, Toadshade, Yellow Trillium


Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 18, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 18, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 18, 2019.


Above: Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond (4/18/19)


Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 19, 2019.


Above: Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond (4/19/19)


Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 24, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 24, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 24, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 24, 2019.


Above: Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond (4/24/19)


Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 25, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 25, 2019.


Above: Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond (4/25/19)


Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 25, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 25, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 25, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 25, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 25, 2019.


Above: Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond (4/25/19)


Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 26, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 26, 2019.


Above: Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond (4/26/19)


Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 28, 2019.


Above: Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond after a light snow the night before. (4/28/19)


Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 26, 2021.


Above: Red Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond. (4/26/21)


Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 30, 2019.


Above: Red Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond. (4/30/19)


Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 26, 2021.


Above: Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond. (426/21)


Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 30, 2019.

Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on April 30, 2019.


Above: Yellow Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond. (4/30/19)


Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on June 3, 2019.

Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on June 3, 2019.


Above: Yellow Trillium (Yellow Wakerobin) off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond. (6/03/19)


Trillium off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond on May 31, 2020.


Above: Yellow Trillium (Yellow Wakerobin) off of bike path between Marion Dunn and Duck Pond. (5/31/20)


1918 Red Trillium illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott.

Above: 1918 Red Trillium (Trillium erectum) illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist.


1788 Red Trillium botanical illustration.

Above: 1788 Red Trillium (Toadshade) botanical illustration.



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