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Giant purple wakerobin
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Botanischen Garten
Dresden, Germany
Conservation status

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
  • Trillium kurabayashii f. luteum V.G.Soukup
  • Trillium angustipetalum (Torrey) Freeman

Trillium kurabayashii, the giant purple wakerobin, is a species of flowering plant native to the United States, in southwestern Oregon and northern California.

This herbaceous perennial spreads by means of underground rhizomes. Flowering stems are up to 55 cm tall, with purple or maroon flowers. A yellow-flowered form devoid of purple pigments is also known. Fresh flowers usually have a spicy odor.

Some authorities consider Trillium kurabayashii to be a synonym for Trillium angustipetalum. Observing that the former has much wider petals than the latter, Freeman considered them to be distinct species.

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