Friday, April 30, 2010

Toadshade; Red Trillium

Toadshade was featured on today's Hoosier Safari. Toadshade is one of the first Trilliums that pop out in early April and shares the rich forest floor with the Jack in the Pulpit's.

I usually disagree with my guidebook when it states that certain flowers smell bad or like carrion. My book states that in warm weather this flower stinks like dead meat. I guess it wasn't warm enough to get that full olfactory effect today. The flower was odorless.

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