Authentic Wisconsin.  Great White Trillium - Trillium grandiflorum


Great White Trillium near Council Ring Spring in Madison, Wisconsin on May 7, 2019.

Above: Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on May 7, 2019.


Great White Trillium - Trillium grandiflorum (Spring Ephemeral)

Trillium grandiflorum is most common in rich, mixed upland forests. It is easily recognized by its attractive three-petaled white flowers, opening from late spring to early summer, that rise above a whorl of three, leaf-like bracts. It is an example of a spring ephemeral, a plant whose life-cycle is synchronised with that of the deciduous woodland which it favours.

Trillium grandiflorum as well as other trilliums are a favored food of white-tailed deer.

Other names include: White trillium, large-flowered trillium, white wake-robin, French: trille blanc.

Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring on May 7, 2019.

Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring on May 7, 2019.

Above: Great White Trillium near Council Ring Spring in Madison, Wisconsin on May 7, 2019.



Trillium
by Scottish author, Elizabeth Gordon

Trillium said, "Why deary me,

I'm just as freckled as can be,"

Her cousin Tiger-Lily said,

"Well, look at me, I'm almost red."



For more information on Trillium grandiflorum, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the: Wisconsin State Herbarium.


Great White Trillium near Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on April 30, 2021.
Great White Trillium near Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on April 30, 2021.
Great White Trillium near Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on April 30, 2021.
Great White Trillium near Council Ring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on April 30, 2021.
Great White Trillium near Agawa Path in Madison, Wisconsin on April 26, 2021.
Great White Trillium near Agawa Path in Madison, Wisconsin on April 26, 2021.
Great White Trillium near Agawa Path in Madison, Wisconsin on April 26, 2021.
Great White Trillium by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on May 2, 2021.
Great White Trillium by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on May 2, 2021.
Great White Trillium by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on May 2, 2021.
Great White Trillium by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on May 2, 2021.
Great White Trillium near Agawa Path in Madison, Wisconsin on May 2, 2021.
Great White Trillium near Agawa Path in Madison, Wisconsin on May 7, 2021.
Great White Trillium near Agawa Path in Madison, Wisconsin on May 7, 2021.
Great White Trillium by Council Ring in Madison, Wisconsin on May 2, 2021.

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Great White Trillium
Trillium grandiflorum


Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring on April 26, 2019.

Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring on April 26, 2019.

Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring on April26, 2019.

Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring on April26, 2019.


Above: Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring (4/26/19)


Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring on May 5, 2021.


Above: Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring (5/05/21)


Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring on May 5, 2019.

Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring on May 5, 2019.

Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring on May 5, 2019.


Above: Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring (5/05/19)


Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring on May 13, 2019.


Above: Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring (5/13/19)


Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring on May 15, 2019.

Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring on May 15, 2019.


Above: Great White Trillium on hill near Council Ring (5/15/19)


Great White Trillium turning pink near Agawa Path in Madison, Wisconsin on May 21, 2021.


Above: Great White Trillium turning pink near Agawa Path in Madison, Wisconsin (5/21/21)


1923 Great White Trillium illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott.

Above: 1923 Great White Trillium illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist.


1918 Great White Trillium illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott.

Above: 1918 Great White Trillium illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott.



Trillium by Elizabeth Gordon with illustration by  M. T. (Penny) Ross.

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