Also called yellow wakerobin.

Part of trillium  genus Trillium in bunchflower  family Melanthiaceae (formerly family Liliaceae ), in lily / trillium / 🌷︎ tulip  order Liliales.

Native to 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada and USA, east of the 🗻︎ Rocky Mountains.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Uses by butterflies,
planting info
  Wildflowers of West Michigan  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 8)

Trillium likes sandy soil, because their seeds are disbursed by 🐜︎ ants, and ants like sandy soil.   Trillium seeds are disbursed by ants because trillium seeds (and seeds of other woodland plants that seem to grow in clumps) have a 😋︎ yummy attachment, that cause 🐜︎ ants to move them to their nests, up to 2.4 m (8 ft) [2] or 8 m (30 ft) away! [3]

Learn more about ◼︎ yellow trillium Trillium luteum

🔍︎ 🔍︎ images Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Michigan Flora (Minnesota) Wildflower Garden Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of North America USDA PLANTS db USFS Wikipedia