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Trillium Erectum

Botanical Name:

Trillium erectum

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Shade - Partial Shade
~
0-3 hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Humus-rich soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Herbaceous Perennial, Native Plant, Perennial, Poisonous, Wildflower, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

0-1 ft.

Flower

2.5 inch 3 petaled flowers on a recurving stem with a fetid odor. May take up to 15 years before a flower is produced. Flowers are often maroon with yellow anthers but can also be pink, greenish-yellow, purple. In North Carolina, flowers are available from April to June.

Fruit

6 parted berry-like capsule with seeds that are dispersed by ants. In North Carolina, fruits are available from July to August., Red

Benefits
Attracts

Bees

Moths

Pollinators

Small Mammals

Warning

POISONOUS PARTS: Berries and roots. Only low toxicity if eaten. Toxic Principle: Toxicity unknown, but caution because of its relationship with known toxic plants.

Taxonomy

Order

Liliales

Family

Melanthiaceae

Genus

Trillium

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