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Common Herb Species of the Northwest Forest

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Trillium cernuum
Nodding Trillium
Liliaceae(Lily Family)

Description

General - a perennial from thick rhizome; single, unbranched stem; growing up to 25 cm high.

Nodding Trillium Leaves - three, wholed, more or less egg-shaped, below the flower on stem.

Flowers - solitary, on a long down-curved stem; hidden by nodding posture, with 3 white petals; appearing in late May and early June.

Fruit - a 6-lobed red berry; ripening mid-summer.

Habitat

Infrequent throughout the southern and eastern boreal; primarily on rich, moist soils; common in poplar and black ash stands.

Notes

The Trillium is the official flower for the Province of Ontario.


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