Encyclopedia > Trillium

  Article Content


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Trillium
  Trillium albidum
  T. angustipetalum
  T. catesbaei
  T. cernuum
  T. chloropetalum
  T. cuneatum
  T. decipiens
  T. decumbens
  T. discolor
  T. erectum
  T. flexipes
  T. foetidissimum
  T. gracile
  T. grandiflorum[?]
  T. kurabayashii
  T. lancifolium
  T. ludovicianum
  T. luteum
  T. maculatum
  T. nivale
  T. ovatum
  T. parviflorum
  T. persistens
  T. petiolatum
  T. pusillum
  T. recurvatum
  T. reliquum
  T. rivale
  T. rugelii
  T. sessile
  T. simile
  T. stamineum
  T. sulcatum
  T. texanum
  T. underwoodii
  T. undulatum
  T. vaseyi
  T. viride
  T. viridescens
Reference: [1] (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=43054)
as of 2003-01-08

Trilliums (also Wakerobins) are a member of the Lily family. This wildflower comes in a variety of species. The most common is Trillium grandiflorum[?] (large-flowered trillium).

This plant has a large, often white, three-petaled flower above three broad leaves. Along with its three sepals[?], it's easy to see where trillium got its name, which it was given by Linnaeus. Trillium grandiflorum is often the first wildflower noticed by casual walkers; other spring wildflowers are much less apparent.

A white trillium serves as the emblem of the Canadian province of Ontario.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
History of the Hebrew language

... of Israel, and the rest in the various countries of the Jewish diaspora. Hebrew is one of the three official languages of Israel, alongside with English and Arabic. ...