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Family Melanthiaceae

A family of herbaceous plants sometimes placed in Liliaceae, or Trilliaceae. Modern classification methods separate it. Plants are monocots. Petals and sepals are similar, and often large and showy. All species are native to the Northern Hemisphere.

17 genera. Currently in this database: 2 genera, 10 species


Trillium   (Trillium)

      Trillium cernuum (nodding trillium)
      Trillium cuneatum (sweet-Betsy or large toadshade)
      Trillium decumbens (trailing trillium)
      Trillium erectum (red trillium)
      Trillium flexipus (white or drooping trillium)
      Trillium grandiflorum (large-flowered trillium)
      Trillium sessile (toadshade or sessile trillium)
      Trillium stamineum (propeller or twisted trillium)
      Trillium undulatum (painted trillium)

Veratrum   (False Hellebore)

      Veratrum viride (false hellebore)


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