Trillium erectum

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birthroot

Herbal medicine
A perennial plant, the roots of which contain saponins (e.g., diosgenin) and volatile oils; it is antiseptic and astringent, and has been used for bites and dermal irritation, gastrointestinal complaints (e.g., haemorrhage and diarrhoea) and to stop postpartum haemorrhage.
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The red trillium thrives in cool, rich forests across the state.
The red trillium is listed on New York State's Protected Native Plant List.
The red trillium may give away its location because it is ill-scented; thus, another common name is stinking Benjamin.