White Trillium

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Plantae Liliales Melanthiaceae Trillium Trillium grandiflorum

  • Plant Type: Perennial herb.
  • Common Names: White Trillium, Wood Lily.
  • Color: White
  • Flower Dimensions: Each flower is 3.5 inches across.
  • Flowering Seasons/ Months: April to June.

Trillium Grandiflorum

White Trillium is a perennial herb that belongs to the family Melanthiaceae. This species is native to Eastern North America and can grow to 1 to 1.5 feet.

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Where can White Trillium be mostly spotted?
Flower WatchingNorth America

Interesting Facts about White Trillium

White Trillium Flowers

  • The genus Trillium comes from the Latin word “tres” which means three. This is about the number of flower leaves, sepals, and petals. The specific epithet grandiflorum[1] means “large-flowered“.
  • The roots of the Trillium grandiflorum[2] have medicinal value. The raw root is used for treating aching rheumatic joints, and the root barks’ decoction is used as drops for sore eyes.
  • Trillium grandiflorum[3] is used in a study to determine the negative impact of deer on the herb population. Deer browsing affected the structure and dynamics of T. grandiflorum populations.
  • The roots can be grated and simmered to treat irregular menses. Also, the root is a diuretic, a poultice for a swelling eye, and a cramp treatment.
  • The authors of the book Trilliums, Fred and Robert Case, stated that Trillium grandiflorum is the showiest, best known, and loved Trilliums.

Suggested Reading: Flowers and Their Names

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Key References
  • [1]“Trillium grandiflorum – Plant Finder”. Accessed April 17, 2023. Link.
  • [2]“Trillium grandiflorum White Trillium, Large Flower Trillium, White Trillium, Large Flower Wakerobin, Large Flowered Tril PFAF Plant Database”. Accessed April 17, 2023. Link.
  • [3]“A demographic study of deer browsing impacts on Trillium grandiflorum | SpringerLink”. Accessed April 17, 2023. Link.


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