Confused not-robin

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Why can’t I remember the trillium relatives? This one I think is a bashful wakerobin (that is: Trillium catesbaei), bashful I guess because it looks like it’s hanging its head (bloom), and the wakerobin, that one I don’t know its etymology.

Photo from several weeks back; this machine doesn’t have the up-to-date iPhoto catalogue…. But the observation’s still valid…. BTW, don’t you love the pollen?

One comment

  1. jcb says:

    From something called ‘mondofacto.com': “Wake-robin: Any plant of the genus Arum, especially, in England, the cuckoopint (Arum maculatum). In America the name is given to several species of Trillium, and sometimes to the Jack-in-the-pulpit.”

    I shake my head (again) at this naming stuff, and hoist a cuckoopint to our jack-in-the-pulpits.