In Ohio we have eight different species of Trillium: T. navale (snow or dwarf trillium), T. grandiflorum (great white trillium-see photo above), T. sessile (toad shade/toad trillium), T. recurvatum (prairie trillium), T. erectum (red trillium-stinking trillium), T. undulatum(painted trillium), T. flexipes (drooping trillium), and T. cernuum (nodding trillium) - this last one is potentially extinct from Ohio's borders being a northern most, cool liking trillium, it is thought to have migrated north (into the lake).
Only one of these species can be found in all 88 Counties - The Great White Trillium - our state's official wildflower.
Below you can see bud to bloom of the Trillium grandiflorum, as well as a special find - Trillium flexipes (Drooping Trillium) that I found last year in Ashland County!
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.