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Trillium cernuum

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Trillium cernuum (nodding trillium, nodding wakerobin,<ref name=nopd/> or whip-poor-will flower<ref>Template:NPIN</ref>) is a species of Trillium native to northeastern North America, from Newfoundland west to southern Saskatchewan, and south to northern Virginia and Iowa. It occurs on rich, moist soils in both broadleaf and coniferous woodland.<ref name=fna>Template:EFloras</ref>

It is a perennial herbaceous plant with one or more unbranched stems Template:Cvt tall growing from an underground rhizome. The apex of each stem has whorl of three abruptly pointed bracts Template:Cvt long and Template:Cvt broad, and on strong stems, also a solitary flower hanging below the leaves on a Template:Cvt peduncle. The flower is perfect, with three slender pale green sepals Template:Cvt long, three broad white (rarely pink) petals Template:Cvt long and Template:Cvt broad, six purple stamens, and a solitary pistil; flowering is in late spring to early summer. The fruit is a six-lobed reddish berry up to Template:Cvt in diameter, ripening in late summer.<ref name=nopd>Template:Cite web</ref><ref name=fna/><ref name=ih>Template:Cite web</ref><ref name=bf>Template:Cite web</ref>




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