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A.k.a. purple trillium. A large trillium species with a single, nodding red flower. Like other ephemerals, it prefers part sun/shade in the spring and shade after trees leaf out. Species is in decline due to mismanagement of deer and habitat loss.

Light: Part Sun/Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Loam, Humus

Height: 9”-2’

Bloom Color: Red

Bloom Time: May-Jun

Root Type: Rhizome

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers likely attract flies and beetles. Hosts the black-patched clepsis and American angle shades moths. Extremely vulnerable to browsing by deer. Seeds are distributed by ants.

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