Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)

A red flower with three petals and three supporting leaves, growing in forest floors, flowering in spring and native to Quebec.

How To Identify

Three red, purple petals alternated by three green leaves (bracts). There is a white morph which looks very similar to Large White Trillium. If you spot a the white morph look at arrangement and form of stamens and pistils.

Where and When to Spot

I see this flower late April and May on the forest floor in Park Angrignon.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc Angrignon

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    NIKON D500
    90.0 mm f/2.8

    Focal Length 90mm
    Shutter Speed 1/160s
    Aperture f10.0
    ISO 100

Taxonomy

Liliales
Melanthiaceae
Trillium erectum