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Trillium ovatum

Trillium ovatum


Known as Western wake robin or birth root. It is commonly identified by its three leaves and three petals. The white flower turns pink to purple as the petals age. Some say they turn pink after they are pollinated.


Found under Douglas Fir forests in a shady spot that stays moist in the summer.


The trillium root can be used medicinally to promote menstruation. The leaves are edible.

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Hannah Marts
Hannah Marts 8 years ago

The trillium flower is protected by law. DO NOT PICK. Picking this flower kills the plant.

CassandraBreer 11 years ago

They are stunning! I would love to see one in the Himalayas.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

In India they observe in Himalayan higher hills. Trilliaceae family is famous for stunning petal structure..!!

CassandraBreer 11 years ago

Yes, the plant flowers once. The flower itself lasts days to weeks depending on the weather.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Is this short life herb plant...?

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Washington, USA

Spotted on May 7, 2012
Submitted on May 7, 2012

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