White Trillium - Trillium grandiflorum is a charming woodland wildflower suitable for growing in shade gardens. It features three whorled leaves and large, three-petaled white flowers with slightly ruffled edges. Discover HGTV Gardens' top picks for plants that thrive in the shade.
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Trillium....Ecological status Picking a trillium seriously injures the plant by preventing the leaf-like bracts from producing food for the next year. A plant takes many years to recover. It is a popular belief in many jurisdictions that picking trilliums is illegal. Some species of trillium are listed as threatened or endangered; picking these species may be illegal.
The Trillium. Ontario's Provincial Flower - While it is a popular belief that it is illegal to pick the common Trillium grandiflorum (white trillium) in Ontario, in reality they are only protected in provincial parks and land owned by conservation authorities. However, the rare Trillium flexipes (drooping trillium) is protected by law in Ontario, because of its very small Canadian population.