Trillium flexipes Raf.
Nodding Wakerobin, Nodding Trillium, Bent Trillium, Bent Wakerobin
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
Synonym(s): Trillium declinatum, Trillium erectum var. blandum, Trillium erectum var. declinatum, Trillium gleasonii
USDA Symbol: TRFL6
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.
From the Image Gallery
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NY , OH , PA , SD , TN , VA , WI , WV
Native Habitat: Woodland
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
Find Seed or Plants
View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Trillium flexipes in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Trillium flexipes in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Trillium flexipes
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-09-24
Research By: TWC Staff