Photo: Shy Trillium

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Trillium refers to a genus of plants that includes 40 to 50 species, some of which are endangered. If you find a three-petal flower while out hiking, it’s best not to pick them or try to transplant them, because the whole plant is likely to die.

Our contributor Kathy photographed this beauty in the woods of Georgia, where she rarely spots them. She concluded that it’s a nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum). But from this shot, I think might be a rosy wake-robin (Trillium catesbaei). Do any of our other knowledgeable readers want to chime in?

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