This small spring flower is a rare trillium that grows only 6-8 inches tall. It grows in swampy forests and savannahs of the coastal plain of Virginia. Three small, narrow leaves spring from the forest floor and for a few weeks one inch white petals will be on display. This is a spring ephemeral, which means the leaves will die back down to the ground in the summer and the plant effectively disappears for part of the year. It thrives in a woodland setting of part shade. The plant will gradually spread, forming a nice mat of flowers in the spring.
|Flower||White/slight pink tinge in March-April|
|Native||isolated regions across the US Southeast|