Other common names:
Other scientific names:
Trillium rhomboideum grandiflorum
Bunch flower Family (Melanthiaceae), (Lily Family (Liliaceae), Trillium Family (Trilliaceae))
Large white three-petalled flower above a whorl of 3 leaves.
Nodding Trillium (Trillium cernuum) - Flowers hanging down below the leaves.
Painted Trillium (Trillium undulatum) - Center of flower is "painted" pink.
Spring; White, Red/Pink; 3 parts (petals)
Opposite/Whorled, Simple, Entire
20-50 cm (7-19 in)
Grows in Sun/Shade:
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 124
Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 10, 240
Common in Ontario.
White Trillium is the provincial flower of Ontario. Unfortunately, in the latest vesion of the offical logo, the White Trillium looks like it has been run over by a truck! Contrary to popular belief it is not illegal to pick White Trilliums in Ontario. However, if the leaves as well as the flower are picked, the plant could die as it no longer has any means to produce the energy it needs to take it through the winter into another spring.
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: grandiflorum: large-flowered
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