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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Trillium flexipes Raf.
Nodding wakerobin, Nodding trillium, Bent trillium
USDA Symbol: trfl6
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AL , AR , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NY , OH , PA , SD , TN , VA , WI , WV Canada: ON Native Habitat:
Woodland USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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
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, DE
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Record Modified: 2011-03-08
Research By: TWC Staff