Red Trillium

Common Name: Red Trillium 

Scientific Name: Trillium erectum

Family: Melanthiaceae

Habitat: Woodlands, Slopes, Ledges

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Height: Up to 1 foot and 6 inches

Light: Partial sun to partial shade

Soil: Acidic, Moist, Sandy, Clay, Loamy

Pollinators: Bees, Flies

Description: Red Trillium is a native spring blooming perennial that can be identified by its three maroon petals and its three large green leaves. Red Trillium prefers to grow in moist, acidic soil in partly shaded to deeply shaded forests. This photo of Red Trillium was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.