big white trillium, more...
[Trillium erythrocarpum "Curtis 1805, not Michx. 1803", more]
Etymology: Trillium: Latin tres for three and lilium for lily
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb
Leaves: oval with a short-pointed tip in 1 whorl of 3 leaves at the top of the stem,
Flowers: white, 3-parted, 2" wide, petals elliptical with pointed tips, turning pink with age, longer than the green sepals; solitary, taller than the leaves on mostly erect, 2"-3" tall stalk; blooms May-June
Fruits: pale green, round berry, 1/2" wide, with 6 faint angles, no odor, mealy inside
Habitat: partial sun, shade; dry to moderate moisture; woods, forests; in rich, loamy, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6 USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"