Trillium flexipes Raf. - White Trillium, White Wake Robin, Drooping Trillium

Trillium flexipes plant

Family - Liliaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Leaves - No info yet.

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Flowers - No info yet.

Trillium flexipes calyx

Trillium flexipes flower

Trillium flexipes flower closeClose-up of pistil and stamens.

Flowering - April - May.

Habitat - Mesic bottomland forests, mesic upland forests along streams, bottoms, ravines.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This attractive species can be found in a handful of eastern Missouri counties. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its big, rhombic leaves and nodding white flowers. This is the largest species of Trillium in Missouri.
In good habitat the plant can be found in large colonies. It does not transplant well and should be left alone in the wild.

Photographs taken at Earthquake Hollow Conservation Area, Callaway County, MO., 4-22-04.


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