I've never seen red trillium here in my woods, except for these bright pink-purple fading blooms. (Ironic that they "fade" from white to pink.) On the east coast I have seen newborns with dark read petals and wiki says there are over 40 species with quite a variety of leaf and petal color, pattern and size. Our local species may be the great white, Trillium grandiflorum . Anyway, the first chapter of springtime is drawing to a soggy conclusion as these trail blazing stars go out in a flash of pink and pollen.