Western Wake-Robin (Western Trillium, Coast Trillium)
April 10, 1806, on Bradford Island, Oregon.
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).
Along stream banks and on the floor of open or deep woods, from low to rather high elevations.
British Columbia to central California; east to northwestern Colorado, Montana, and Alberta.
The name wake robin indicates that the flowers bloom in early spring, about the time the robin arrives.