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tril·li·um

 (trĭl′ē-əm)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Trillium, of North America, the Himalaya Mountains, and eastern Asia, having a whorl of three leaflike bracts and a usually white, reddish, or yellow three-petaled flower. Also called birthroot, wake-robin.

[New Latin Trillium, genus name, probably from Swedish trilling, triplet (from its three leaflike bracts), from obsolete Swedish tri, three, from Old Swedish thrīr; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

trillium

(ˈtrɪljəm)
n
(Plants) any herbaceous plant of the genus Trillium, of Asia and North America, having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single central white, pink, or purple three-petalled flower: family Trilliaceae
[C18: from New Latin, modification by Linnaeus of Swedish trilling triplet]

tril•li•um

(ˈtrɪl i əm)

n.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Trillium, of the lily family, having on the stem a whorl of three leaves and a solitary flower with three sepals and three petals.
[1750–60; < New Latin (Linnaeus), appar. alter. of Swedish trilling triplet]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trillium - any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single three-petaled flowertrillium - any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single three-petaled flower
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Trillium - deciduous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in family Liliaceae
prairie trillium, prairie wake-robin, Trillium recurvatum - trillium of central United States having dark purple sessile flowers
dwarf-white trillium, early wake-robin, snow trillium - a low perennial white-flowered trillium found in the southeastern United States
birthroot, purple trillium, Trillium erectum, red trillium - trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth
red trillium, sessile trillium, toadshade, Trillium sessile - trillium of northeastern United States with sessile leaves and red or purple flowers having a pungent odor
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White or large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
2) White trillium, large-flowered trillium, great white trillium, or white wake-robin (Trillium grandiflorum).
Since the spot in question will still be a shady place, woodlanders are top of that list and trilliums are going to feature heavily, especially Trillium grandiflorum, with its three petalled pure white flowers.
Trillium, above Trillium grandiflorum, with its three petalled pure white flowers.
Work by other scientists demonstrates that for the closely related white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), browse intensity exceeding 15 percent of reproductive individuals leads to long-term population decline.
Trillium erectum L., Trillium grandiflorum (Michx) Salisb.