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Green Landscaping: Greenacres

Native Plants of the Great Lakes

North Branch Restoration Project Seed Book

Trillium Grandiflorum / Family: Liliaceae
Large Flowered Trillium, Swink/Wilhelm # 8

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FLOWERING: Mid-April to May


HABITAT: Moist woods

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: Grows 8 to 18 inches high. One large, white flower on an erect stalk above a whorl of 3 broad leaves, turns pinker with age.

TO PICK: One dry berry, angled, up to 1 inch in diameter forms at the end of a stalk in the middle of 3 green sepals. The berry rolls off plant easily when pinched or pushed. Seeds inside are reddish brown and are surrounded by a sticky caruncle. Do not allow to dry out while storing.


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