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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Trillium flexipes Raf.
Nodding wakerobin, Nodding trillium, Bent trillium
Synonym(s): Trillium declinatum, Trillium erectum var. blandum, Trillium erectum var. declinatum, Trillium gleasonii
USDA Symbol: TRFL6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Found in the dappled shade of forests from southern Ontario and New York west to South Dakota, south to northern Alabama. Its range is limited in Ontario, where Canada lists it as endangered under the Species at Risk Act.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
, WV Canada: ON Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sand, Loam
BenefitUse Food: EDIBLE PARTS / PREPARATION: Young, unfolding leaves. Wash leaves in warm water to remove dirt and debris. Do not use dish detergent or any type of sanitizer. Cook in boiling, salted water for ten minutes and serve like greens. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Warning: POISONOUS PARTS: Berries and roots. Only low toxicity if eaten. Toxic Principle: Toxicity unknown, but caution because of its relationship with known toxic plants. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Delaware Nature Society
- Hockessin, DEMt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2011-03-08
Research By: TWC Staff