Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park​​

Trillium, white and purple 
Genus: Trillium 
​Family: Bunchberry
Perennial
Native to Ontario


White or large-flowered trillium
Ontario's Provincial flower

Blooms: May to June
Habitat: Rich woodlands, forest
​Height: 40 cm.
​Width of flower: 5-10 cm

​Flower: Solitary with 3 white petals which fade to pink as it ages.

​Leaves: a whorl of 3.

Seeds dispersed by ants.
See Myrmecochery

Trillium, purple or red
Also called Wake-robin

Blooms: May to June
Habitat: Rich woodlands, forest
​Height: 40 cm.
​Width of flower: 5-10 cm

​Flower:  About 6 cm wide, drooping,
3 maroon petals, 3 narrow sepals
​Leaves: a whorl of 3.