Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Yellow Trillium, Wood Lily

Yellow Trillium, Wood Lily

Trillium luteum

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

Germination Code:  F

Native Region:  East Tennessee

Showy flowers with a slightly lemon fragrance. Foliage will usually die to the ground by mid-summer, especially if soil is allowed to dry out.

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One response to “Yellow Trillium, Wood Lily

  1. Kim Carideo January 20, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I look forward every spring to finding yellow trillium in the woods at our house. It’s always fun to find the plant and then wait for it to bud and bloom.

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