1. common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries
  2. any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single three-petaled flower
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How To Use wake-robin In A Sentence

  • The large flowered wake-robin is probably the showiest one.
  • Newcomb had used the same term to describe the habitat of the Canada violets that I had found massed in a moist shady spot, as well as for the beautiful crimson wake-robins, or red trilliums, that bloomed here and there on the forest floor.
  • The trillium or western wake-robin as it is sometimes known is an attractive perennial wildflower suitable for shady woodland gardens.
  • One of the most chastely beautiful of our native wild flowers -- so lovely that many shady nooks in English rock-gardens and ferneries contain imported clumps of the vigorous plant -- is the Large-flowered Wake-Robin, or White Wood Lily (_T. grandiflorum_). Wild Flowers Worth Knowing
  • White trilliums are also known as large-flowered trilliums, snow trilliums, showy trilliums, grand trilliums, and white wake-robins.
  • Three sepals, three petals, twice three stamens, three styles, a three-celled ovary, the flower growing out from a whorl of three leaves, make the naming of wake-robins a simple matter to the novice.
  • It was a wake-robin, commonly known as dragonroot, devil's ear, or Indian turnip. Margaret
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