Trillium cuneatum Raf.
Trillium hugeri Small
Sweet Betsy is a North American native.
Identification: Plants have one to five round stems, and are up to 15" (38 cm) high. Each plant has a whorl of three leaves, each leaf facing straight upward, with the flower emerging from the center of the three leaves. Leaves are 2½-7" (7-18 cm) × 2½-5" (7-13 cm), green mottled with pale green, roughly oval or diamond-shaped, wider at the bottom and tapering somewhat at the top, with even edges. Flowers are green streaked with very deep purple, or pure purple, turning even darker with age. They are about 1-2" (2.7-6 cm) around and ¼-½" (7-13 mm) long, and have a faint, usually pleasant spicy odor. Fruits are green or with purple streaks, oval, with odd angles or flattened areas, ¾" (2 cm) × ⅜-½" (1-1.5 cm).
Trillium cuneatum in Paghat's Garden
Trillium cuneatum at 2bnTheWild.com
Trillium cuneatum on Alabamaplants.com
Trillium cuneatum at the Vanderbilt University Bioimages web site
Trillium cuneatum on eFloras
Trillium cuneatum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.