Three large white petals overlap each other on a nodding stem (peduncle). The blooms are brilliant white until they fade to pink. This occurrence happens to let the bees know that the flowers have matured and to move on.
Tulip Tree Shelter, Tulip Tree Trail
One of the easiest trillium species to grow, it likes rich woodlands with part sun to light shade. Trilliums like moist, but well-drained soil. Use as a garden specimen or use as a mass planting to brighten up a shade garden.
Used as an early source of nectar.
Whorls of three large leaves are solid green in color and will last weeks after blooms have matured.