Title

Feature article on the trillium, a Maine native and one of the most exotic of fl

Authors

Richard Grant

Source

Down East

Date

6-1-2002

Pages

58-59, 86

Abstract

Feature article on the trillium, a Maine native and one of the most exotic of flowers. Members of the lily clan, trilliums favor damp, shaded, woodsy settings and acidic soils. Indians gave the plant a name that means "birth root," because they chewed the rhizome to lessen the pangs of childbirth. There are several species, including the purple Trillium erectum, the white Snow Trillium, or Trillium grandiflorum, and the multi-colored Painted Trillium, or Trillium undulatum.

Subjects

Plants

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