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A white trillium in the woods at Winterthur Museum in Delaware (USA)
July selection for the Light and Bloom 2013 flowers calendar
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Trillium grandiflorum White Trillium, (Lily family) is a charming native woodland wildflower over most of the Central & Eastern United States. Trillium plants have a simplistic elegance in three whorled leaves and large three-petaled white flower with slightly ruffled edges. The large flowers are 2" to 4" across and are white when they bloom in spring—early summer (Apr—Jun) often turning pink with age.
Other common names are snow trillium, great white trillium, large-flowered trillium, snow trillium, trille grandiflore , & white wake-robin.
The delightfully unusual flowers of wild White Trillium grandiflorum are a harbinger of spring, they bloom in April & May and are found growing wild in the understory of rich deciduous or mixed coniferous-deciduous upland temperate forest of the Midwest and Eastern United States in moist shade in roadsides, floodplains, ravines, along bluffs, and along rocky slopes in woods. .
Trillium: Latin tres for three and lilium for lily
White Trilliums grow from an underground rhizome, which often lies horizontally under the ground.