Spring-flower-power no 3 : Trillium and Clematis

TRILLIUM

These are very different!

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Trillium    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trillium

Plants of this genus are perennial herbs growing from rhizomes. They produce scapes which are erect and straight in most species. There are three large bracts arranged in a whorl about the scape. There are no true aboveground leaves. There are sometimes scalelike leaves on the underground rhizome. The leaflike bracts are photosynthetic and are sometimes called leaves. The inflorescence is a single flower. There are two subgenera. In T. subg. Trillium the flowers are mostly born on a short stalk (pedicellate) whereas in T. subg.Phyllantherum the flowers are born directly on the bracts (sessile). The flower has three green or reddish sepals and usually three petals in shades of red, purple, pink, white, yellow, or green. There are six stamens at the center. There are three stigmas that are borne on a very short style, if any. The fruit is fleshy and capsule-like or berrylike. The seeds have large, oily elaiosomes.[2]

CLEMATIS

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Two hybrids

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The genus name is from Ancient Greek clématis, (“a climbing plant”). There are over two hundred and fifty species and cultivars, often named for their originators or particular characteristics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clematis

 

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