Trillium grandiflorum (Michx.) Salisbury - Large-flowered Trillium
Family - Liliaceae
Flowering - April - May.
Habitat - Rich wooded slopes, typically on basic soils.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species has only been reported in one Alabama county. The plant is quite striking and has become increasingly rare in the wild due to harvesting by collectors. This species can be identified by its large flowers, which stand erect and above the leaves. The flowers are white at first at become pink with age.
Photographs taken in Linville, NC., 4-30-03.