| Trillium albidum|
as of 2003-01-08
This attractive wildflower has many species. In the east of North America, the most common is Trillium grandiflorum (large-flowered trillium). This plant has a large, often white, three-petaled flower above three broad leaves. Along with its three sepals, it's easy to see where trillium got its name, which it was given by Linnaeus. Trillium grandiflorum is often the first wildflower noticed by casual walkers; other spring wildflowers are much less apparent.
In western North America, a typical species is Trillium ovatum (Western Trillium) also with white flowers.
- Trillium ovatum
- Photo Credit: Bureau of Land Management/photo by John Craig
Trillium is one the flowers whose seeds are spread by ants.
Information about Trilliaceae added by sfarmer