Scientific Name: Trillium ovatum
Common Name: western wakerobin, western trillium
Family Name: Melanthiaceae
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Perennial border
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Whorled, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Rhomboidal, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Purple, Pink, Apr-May
Fruit: Capsule, Dark-red, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Leaves in a whorl of 3 on top of a smooth, unbranched, green stem, mostly ovate-rhomboid, (5-)7-12(-18)cm long, often as wide, unstalked or with short petioles, margins entire, dies back in summer; flowers solitary with three ovate or egg-shaped petals, white turning pale pink to purple with age, sometimes pinkish initially, each 1.5-7cm long x 1-4cm wide, 3 green leaf-like sepals; capsules berry-like, ovate, green to yellowish. <a href ='' target='_blank'>E-Flora BC</a>