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Western Wake-Robin
(Western Trillium, Coast Trillium)

Trillium ovatum



First Noted by Expedition
April 10, 1806, on Bradford Island, Oregon.
 

Description
A low plant with one white flower on a short stalk that grows from the center of a whorl of three broad, ovate leaves at the top of an otherwise leafless stem. Leaves 2-8 in (5-20 cm) long. Flowers 1.5-3 in (3.8-7.5 cm) wide; ovate, becoming pink or reddish with age. Height: 4-16 in (10-40 cm).
 

Habitat
Along stream banks and on the floor of open or deep woods, from low to rather high elevations.
 

Range
British Columbia to central California; east to northwestern Colorado, Montana, and Alberta.
 

Note
The name wake robin indicates that the flowers bloom in early spring, about the time the robin arrives.

Species information from enature.com
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