Trillium is a perennial flowering plant native to temperate regions of North America and Asia. The plant will bloom from April-June. Flowers can be white, pink, yellow or purple. The plant comes in ‘threes’: 3 broad leaves on each stalk, 3 small green sepals (protect & support the flower), and 3 large white sepals (petal-like structures) surrounding a group of yellow stamens (the pollen producer). When the flowers mature, they will produce red, brown or purple berries.
Trillium is a favorite food for white-tailed deer, which is why there are not a lot in our local forests. Stay on the lookout for these beautiful plants while you are outside hiking! Our naturalists recently saw one near Nankin Mills!