Trillium

Trillium grandiflorum

Family Lily (Liliaceae)
Bloom Spring
Habitat Moist deciduous forest
Status Native – PROTECTED
Cycle Perennial
Height 8-18″
Flower Singe white flower 2-4″ wide grows from a single stalk. It has 3 wavy-edged triangle-shaped white petals that are set against 3 pointed, petal-like green sepals.
Leaf There are 3 large pointed toothless broad leaves 3-6″ long with veins that extend to the leaf’s edge.
Notes The white flowers turn pink with age. A disease caused by a mycoplasma-like organism results in a green discoloration of the petals ranging from a narrow green streak to a completely green blossom.

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