Western White Trillium (Trillium ovatum)

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Western White Trillium (Trillium ovatum)
Western White Trillium (Trillium ovatum)

Trillium Ovatum is also known as Western White Trillium and Western Wake Robin. This flower is the member of family Trilliacea and is found growing in rich and dense forests like those of Western Canada and the Unitred States. Locally it is found growing in northern ranges of Oregon, Eastern Montana, Washington, the southwestern parts of Alberta and many others areas which have fully grown forests. You will usually find these flowers shaded by big trees like Western Red Cedar, Fir and Big Leaf Maple which is why sometimes it is difficult to locate them but when you do find them they are often plentiful in the Cowichan Valley. Picking Trillium for their flowers can seriously injure the plant and should be avoided!

This plant is a perennial with narrow leaves and three petals. The flowers are at their most beautiful in mid to late spring. Trillium requires dark shade to grow and thus in its natural habitat they are often under covered by big trees. Most of the Trillium plants flowers are found with white petals which often turn purple as the flower ages. Leaves are of medium size and the flower is fragrant.

It is a Monocot Angiosperm which can be grown in gardens if optimal conditions are provided like sandy or muddy soil, a good amount of water and a complete absence of direct sunlight. Though these plants require low maintenance the gardener needs to put in some effort for eradicating and controlling pests for healthy growth of the plant.

Western White Trillium (Trillium ovatum) in a Cowichan Valley forest
Western White Trillium (Trillium ovatum) in a Cowichan Valley forest

Western White Trillium (Trillium ovatum) in its' purple stage
Western White Trillium (Trillium ovatum) in its' purple stage

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