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Old May 16, 2015, 9:33 PM   #1
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It's been a great year for our native Trilliums here in East Tennessee, and here are a few snapshots to prove it.

First some views of a rather rare, recently described new species called the Tennessee Trillium. Had the opportunity to see these for the first time last year, and was pleased to be able to return this year and see that they are still thriving in their very limited habitat.
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Like all Trilliums, the Tennessee Trilliums's flower parts are in threes…
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Here's a Great White Trillium blooming along a little stream at Frozen Head State Park.
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And my favorite trillium, at my favorite state park, the Painted Trillium at Rocky Fork.
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Thanks for looking, and for taking time to comment!
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Thanks for the Trillium lesson. A few years back, I hiked up Mt. LeConte. We went through Trillium Gap, and I didn't know what it meant, but I do now.
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Did not know we had a Tennessee Trillium,,,,, learned something new today Mole..... Great shots,,,, well done as usual!!!!!
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Robert - These are just a few of the MANY Trillium species - and many more are found in the Smokies!

Keith - Tennessee Trillium is a recently-described species, relatively new to science. Here's a rather technical article about it:
http://www.academia.edu/4008970/A_Ne...from_Tennessee

And a more popular article:
http://appvoices.org/2014/04/09/new-...ern-tennessee/
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