Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Prairie Trillium, Bloody Butcher

Prairie Trillium, Bloody Butcher

Trillium recurvatum

Part to full shade, medium moisture level, humus-rich soil, slightly acid to neutral pH.  12-18 inches height, blooms in spring, maroon flowers, spreads very gradually if left undisturbed.

Germination Code:  F

Native Region:  Middle and West Tennessee

Showy flowers.  Foliage will usually die to the ground by mid-summer, especially if allowed to dry out.


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