Large Toadshade

Common Name: Large Toadshade

Scientific Name: Trillium cuneatum

Family: Melanthiaceae

Habitat: Woodlands, Slopes, Ledges, Along Rivers or Streams

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Height: Up to 1 foot and 6 inches

Light: Partial shade to deep shade

Soil: Moist, Well drained

Pollinators: Bees, Moths

Description: Large Toadshade, which is a part of the Trillium genus, is a native perennial that blooms in early spring in deep woodlands, on slopes, ledges, or along streams or rivers. Large Toadshade can be identified by its flowers which have three upright maroon petals and its three green mottled leaves. Large Toadshade spreads by underground rhizomes and can spread slowly if left undisturbed. This photo of Large Toadshade was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.