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Trillium Flexipes

Botanical Name:

Trillium flexipes

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Sand, Loam
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

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

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

Three petaled 1 1/2" -2" long single flower on a nodding peduncle, 3 green sepals, and 6 stamens. Flowers appear mid-late spring; April in North Carolina. Pedicellate flowers often nod beneath the leaves. Flowers are rarely reddish.

Fruit

6-parted berry-like capsule with seeds dispersed by ants. In North Carolina, the red fruits are available in July.

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. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)

Taxonomy

Order

Liliales

Family

Trillium - Wake Robins

Genus

Trillium

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