What’s brown, smelly, has 3 petals, and is pollinated by flies or beetles?

Three different wildflowers, all in bloom now, fit the description.

toadshade Trillium sessile; Liliaceae (lily family)


pawpaw Asimina triloba; Annonaceae (custard apple family)

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wild ginger Asarum canadense; Aristolochiaceae (birthwort family)20140417-DSC_0104   20140417-DSC_0106

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