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Trillium ovatum
Trillium ovatum
Western Wakerobin
Photographer: Jerry Murray

ID: 0000 0000 0208 1521 (2008-02-18)

Copyright © 2008 Jerry Murray

  • date of photo  Sep 25, 2005
  • this photo depicts a plant that was cultivated or collected in the wild
  • photo location   Belfair, WA - USA
  • plant's place of origin   Mason County, Washington, US
  • family Melanthiaceae
  • plant community   red cedar, Douglas fir
  • notes   Photographed in my yard where the ants perform myrmecochory (seed dispersal) on the various trillium, dicentra and asarum species. Note the fleshy eliasome attached to the seed that attracts the ants to the tasty morsel. Ant ID: I don't know which ants typically disperse these seeds; haven't seen it myself. But I can tell you that the ants in the picture look like Lasius pallitarsus, the most abundant ant in wet forest habitats west of the Cascades. John T. Longino, Lab I, The Evergreen State College 2700 Evergreen Parkway Olympia WA 98505 USA
  • camera   Kodak ES Z760
  • contributor's ID #  TROV ants 153
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Western Wakerobin (photographer)
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