Can anyone ID this flower?

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SNEAKers
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Can anyone ID this flower?

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Found this in the cole between Sugarloaf and Plateau Mountain. Anyone know what type of flower this is?

Thanks!

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dundee
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Re: Can anyone ID this flower?

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That's a Red Trillium, also called a Stinkflower, Stinking Willie (my favorite) and a Stinking Benjamin. Next one you find, give a good sniff. It won't hurt your, but it does smell like rotten meat to some. it is said that this helps draw flies to help pollination.
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kennykb
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Nice! When did you take that picture? When I was up in Mink Hollow at the end of May, they were mostly past their prime, although there were still a lot in bloom.
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Purple trilliums by ke9tv, on Flickr

The painted trilliums and the viburnum were making a better show.
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Painted trillium by ke9tv, on Flickr
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Viburnum in bloom by ke9tv, on Flickr
Kris
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Look for wild Ginseng along Trillium trails
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