Large-flowered or White Trillium - Trillium grandiflorum (Lily family - Liliaceae)

 

Large-flowered or White Trillium - Trillium grandiflorum (Lily family - Liliaceae) • Trillium derives from the Latin tri, meaning "three," because trilliums have their parts in threes: three leaves, three sepals, three petals, three-chambered pistil with three stigmas and 6 stamens. The flower (2 - 4 in.) often turns pink with age.

 

 

This is the largest and most variable species. 12 - 18 in. Rich woods. Trilliums tend to be overpicked and are now on the conservation list. The plant grows from an underground stem that was chewed by Native Americans in the belief that it cured snakebite.

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