Collected at Kennywood Park
This Trillium erectum specimen was collected at Kennywood in May 1903. Found in forest understories in our region, Trillium erectum has several common names—red trillium (one form has deep maroon flower), wake robin (it is a sign of spring), and stinking benjamin/wet dog trillium (its flower smells of wet dog).
Botanists at Carnegie Museum of Natural History share pieces of the herbarium’s historical hidden collection on the dates they were discovered or collected. Check back for more!