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Trillium grandiflorum, White Trillium, Large-flowered Trillium, Great white Trillium, White Wake-robin

Scientific name:  Trillium grandiflorum (Michx.) Salisb.
Synonym name:  Trillium rhomboideum Michx. var. grandiflorum Michx.
Common name:  White Trillium, Large-flowered Trillium, Great white Trillium, White Wake-robin
Family:  Melanthiaceae, Bunchflower Family
(Species in this family were formerly considered to be part of the Liliaceae.)

Trillium grandiflorum, White Trillium, Large-flowered Trillium, Great white Trillium, White Wake-robin, Sugar Creek Glen Campground

Life form:  Rhizomalous perennial herb
Stems:  Flower stems 2 t0 3 inches in lenght; leaf stems ovate to round or almost stalkless
Leaves:  Whorl of 3 broadly ovate to diamond-shaped, pointed leaves
Inflorescence:  Solitary, waxy-white flower
Flowers:  1 large flower, corolla white, 3 pointed petals, stamens creamy yellow
Fruits / pods:  Berry, many-seeded; Fruit length 12–16 mm
Flowering Period:  April, May, June
Habitat:  Woods and thickets

Trillium grandiflorum, White Trillium, Large-flowered Trillium, Great white Trillium, White Wake-robin, Sugar Creek Glen Campground


Derivation of the botanical name:
Trillium Latin word “tres” for three, which refers to the flower parts as well as the leaves that are in groups of three.
grandiflorum, big flowered.
  • The standard author abbreviation Michx. is used to indicate André Michaux (1746 – 1803), a French botanist and explorer.
  • The standard author abbreviation Salisb. is used to indicate Richard Anthony Salisbury (1761 – 1829), a British botanist.

Trillium grandiflorum, White Trillium, Large-flowered Trillium, Great white Trillium, White Wake-robin, Sugar Creek Glen Campground


 
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