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Synonyms for wake-robin

common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries

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Within the first mile or so, hikers see masses of large-flowered trilliums on the slopes, as well as wake-robin, bellwort, and Dutchman's breeches.
Among his books are Wake-Robin (1871); Locusts and Wild Honey (1879); Fresh Fields (1884), a travel book; Signs and Seasons (1886); Bird and Bough (1906), poems; Time and Change (1912); The Breath of Life (1915); and Accepting the Universe (1922).
I first chose a purple wake-robin (Trillium), and confirmed my choice by checking down through the standard descriptions of hardiness zones, habitat and range, size, color and blooming time.
Wake-robin is another name for the trillium because it blooms about the time robins return.