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Connecticut Plants
Nodding Trillium
Trillium cernuum L.

The flowers of nodding trillium are easy to miss, as they hang beneath the leaves. The second photo shows what a blooming plant looks like from above.

  • Family: bunchflower (Melanthiaceae)
  • Habitat: peaty or acid woods
  • Height: 10-20 inches
  • Flower size: 1-1/2 inches across
  • Flower color: white, occasionally pink
  • Flowering time: April to June
  • Origin: native
Trillium cernuum L.
Trillium cernuum L.