Trillium recurvatum

Common name: Prairie Trillium

Native plant

The most common species of Trillium found in the area, it seems to tolerate a wider range of habitat. Though maroon flowers are simple and the spotted leaves are a collection of different greens, it is still a striking spring flower. It tends to make small colonies of tightly packed plants. I have seen spring migrants visit the flowers to collect the insects that it attracts.


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Requires Protected Site

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color



Mature height
10 Inches
Mature width
8 Inches
Max height
1 Feet
Max width
1 Feet

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