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« on: April 23, 2010, 06:37:56 AM »

Has anyone else been finding four-leaf trillium?  I have two Nodding Trillium in my back yard on the Chattahoochee River that have four leaves and four petals.  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 08:49:00 PM »

Trillium with four leaves, and the associated  flower parts in 4's, are not that unusual.  They turn up fairly regularly among many, if not all species in the genus ( I have seen them in T. decumbens, T. cuneatum, T. luteum, T. simile, T. reliquum, and T. simile that come to mind mind immediately).  I have even come across a 5-leaf speciem in the woods. 

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