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
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.