Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question for April 23 - May 3, 2004
This is little sweet Betsy, Trillium cuneatum.
Sweet Betsy is one of the earliest of the trillium clan to bloom in the
Fern Valley Native Plant Collection.
This perennial monocot (family Liliaceae) is native to the southeastern U.S. from Kentucky
and North Carolina south to Florida and is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9
and grows best in light shade and moist soil.