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What is this White Wild Flower (White TRILLIUM)

I can't get a better picture of these flowers without putting my neck in danger climbing to the top of a steep hill. But I will if they are worth it. Can anyone tell from this distance what's growing up there?
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Re: What is this White Wild Flower

I was thinking trillium because of the 3 petalled flowers. But trillium should have leaves in threes as well. ... still thinking..

It's a little hard to sort everything in the picture out, so I'm still not sure. Still might be trillium, in which case maybe the snow trillium (trillium nivale) which is a little more delicate than other white trilliums.

Here's a trillium picture, showing the leaves in threes.

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what do you think, is this what you have? The flowers look so much like it, I just can't tell in your picture about the leaves.
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Re: What is this White Wild Flower

rainbowgardener wrote:I was thinking trillium because of the 3 petalled flowers. But trillium should have leaves in threes as well. ... still thinking..
That must be what it is. There are trilliums at the foot of the hill but the flower is much smaller and beneath the leaves. Thank you Rainbow. I think I will have to climb up there and take pictures.
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Re: What is this White Wild Flower

You were right, Rainbow. Fortunately, I found more of them at a slightly less steep and less leaf-infested part of the hill. Since I lived to tell the tale, here is a photo.
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Re: What is this White Wild Flower

yup, one of the most beautiful wildflowers -- white trillium is the Ohio State Wildflower.
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rainbowgardener wrote:yup, one of the most beautiful wildflowers -- white trillium is the Ohio State Wildflower.
...wow... I never see it before... and I LIKE IT !!
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