Jun. 18, 2019

sweet Beth, Trillium vaseyi

The common red trillium is a stinky guy, and is sometimes called stinking Benjamin. This one has a nicer aroma, hence sweet Beth. Beth is one of the largest trilliums, but a little shy, hiding the flower below the leaves. This one was a particularly good moment, growing beside rhododendrons along a cascading mountain brook. Beth grows in woodlands in AL, GA, NC, SC, TN, and VA. Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Sevier Co TN, 4/25/76.