NARGS Plant of the Month

Trillium erectum

Description and General Information:

Red trillium or red wakerobin, is among the most widespread species of Trillium in North America, extending from Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick in Canada, south along the Appalachians, to north Georgia. Plants arise 30-45 cm tall, from a rhizome, with a whorl of three, plain-green leaves. The solitary flower arises above the whorl of leaves.  Blossoms are held outwards or a slightly nodding.  They have three green sepals and three maroon-red petals, with blossoms reaching...