Great White Trillium

Common Name: Great White Trillium

Scientific Name: Trillium grandiflorum

Family: Melanthiaceae

Habitat: Woodlands, Slopes, Along Streams and Rivers

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Height: Up to 3 feet

Light: Partial shade to deep shade

Soil: Moist, Well drained

Pollinators: Bees, Moths

Description: Great White Trillium is a native spring blooming wildflower that can be identified by its three large white petals and its large three oval shaped leaves. Great White Trillium prefers to grow in moist, shaded forests in moist soil along slopes, streams, or rivers. Great White Trillium spreads slowly by rhizomes and can take up to seven years to flower. This photo of a Great White Trillium was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.