As I checked out my favorite spot for trilliums and lady’s slippers, I found something unusual as I mentioned yesterday. Actually, it is a Trillium undulatum (Painted Trillium) as you probably recognize. But with an extra leaf, sepal and petal. When I posted it on the native wildflower group I belong to on Facebook, there were some who believe it to be a genetic disorder, a few who blamed it on Fukushima and GoBotany who says it’s due to an injury during development. A couple of people also shared trillium images that either repeated what I found or showed a “double” individual. It is a rarity for sure, but not unheard of.
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