Painted Trillium
Trillium undulatum
Family Liliaceae

* Flower singular, three white petals with red or purple stripes at the base.
* Leaves whorled at the top of the stem.
* Height: To 1'.

Natural History:
* Flowers in May or June.
* Habitat: Deciduous forests, bogs, low elevation.
* Range: Southern Canada and northern United States.
* Native.

* Indians chewed on the roots of Painted Trillium for medicinal purposes. The plant is also known as Smiling Wake-Robin, Sarah, White-Death, and Wild-Pepper.

* Seeds of trilliums are dispersed by ants.


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008