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Directory of Wildflowers

Prairie Trillium
Trillium recurvatum

Prairie Trillium
Prairie Trillium

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
12 - 18 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 9 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Purple
Red
 
Bloom Season
April - May
 

Features

Maroon to purple flowers with three erect petals. Leaves in threes and are mottled.

Culture

Partial to full shade; consistently moist soils.

Notes

Found in woods. Listed as threatened in Michigan.