Trillium cernuum (Nodding Trillium) - photos and description

 


 

 

 

 

 

General: Erect, slender woodland plant with a single stem. Plant is glabrous.

Flowers: A single, white flower hangs below the leaves. Flower petals and sepals are rolled upward, petals and sepals in threes. Flower size measured to 4 cm in diameter. Flowers in June.

Leaves: Three ovate leaves in a whorl at top of the stem, we measured a leaf at 11 cm wide and 11.5 cm long.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 40 cm, we measured plants to 47 cm tall.

Habitat: Rich woods in the extreme eastern edge of the province.

Abundance: Very rare, listed as an S2 (as of 2019) by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photo taken June 16th in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, and June 24th in the Porcupine Hills, 300 and 400 km north east of our home in Regina, SK.