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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.

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