Trillium catesbaei ( Trillium - Catesby's )

The flower is nodding and the white petals have moderate crenulations on the edges. The flower is similar to Trillium grandiflorum (large flower trillium) but is smaller and nodding (flower located beneath the leaves).
Seen along Laurel Creek road , Deep Creek - Indian Creek Loop and Schoolhouse trails

Great Smoky Mt Nat. Pk. - 4/19/2011 - Schoolhouse trail
photos by H & M Ling

Trillium -  Catesby's
Trillium -  Catesby's