White-flowered Red Trillium

Wayne Buck sent along these pictures of a white-flowered Red Trillium (Trillium erectum) photographed in Schmidt’s Woods behind the Wilmot Recreation Complex near Baden.

The White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) can change colour – going pink with age, or else sporting green stripes when attacked by a virus.  However this Red Trillium is a true white morph. The one giveaway to its real identity is the dark red ovary at the centre of the flower.