Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Red Trillium, Purple Trillium, Stinking Benjamin

Red Trillium, Purple Trillium, Stinking Benjamin

Trillium erectum

Needs ample sun in early spring and open shade in summer, medium moisture level, humus rich soil, moderately acid pH.  6-18 inches height, blooms in spring, maroon and possibly white or pink flowers.

Germination Code:  F

Native Region:  Blue Ridge and Ridge and Valley provinces

The solitary nodding flower has an unpleasant odor.  Birds and mammals eat the berries.


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