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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.
Spotted on May 7, 2012
Submitted on May 7, 2012
The trillium flower is protected by law. DO NOT PICK. Picking this flower kills the plant.
They are stunning! I would love to see one in the Himalayas.
In India they observe in Himalayan higher hills. Trilliaceae family is famous for stunning petal structure..!!
Yes, the plant flowers once. The flower itself lasts days to weeks depending on the weather.
Is this short life herb plant...?