Yellow Trillium (Trillium luteum) is an attractive and unique Smoky Mtn wildflower. Supposedly the bloom is lemon scented, but I can’t vouch for that. This yellow variety is very similar to the Maroon Trillium, with its erect bloom and mottled leaves.
The plant is relatively large and easy to spot, and it often grows in large communities. You might look for it along the Cove Hardwoods Trail in the Chimneys Picnic Area in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The photo above was taken in the White Oak Sinks area, with a beautiful display of Creeping Phlox behind the Trillium.
Please stop in and visit me to see the complete display of Smoky Mtn Photography at the William Britten Gallery in Gatlinburg, TN. The Gallery is located in Morning Mist Village.