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Directory of Wildflowers

Purple Trillium
Trillium erectum

Purple Trillium
Purple Trillium

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
8 - 18 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 7 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Ohio
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Purple
 
Bloom Season
April - June
 

Features

Maroon or purple flowers with three petals; leaves in threes.

Culture

Partial to full shade; consistently moist soils.

Notes

Found in woods. Badly scented. Endangered in Illinois.