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Family Name:      Liliaceae  =  Lily  Family
Scientific Name: previous scientific nameTrillium  nivale  next scientific name      plant name pronunciation
Common Name: Snow Trillium, Dwarf White Trillium
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Distribution:  Western Pennsylvania to Minnesota, south to Missouri and Nebraska.


Hardiness Zone:  USDA Zone 5       (view USDA zone map)

Size:   6 in.

Form:   Herbaceous rhizomatous perennial and wildflower.



Leaves:   Leaves ovate to elliptic, to 6 in. long, with obtuse tip.

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Flower:   Early flowering in mid March to early April, often buried in snow. Flowers erect, white, to 1.5 in. long, on 2 3/4 in. strals.

Fruit:   Fruit are 3-celled berries.

Uses:   Great rock garden plant for alkaline soil.


Culture:   Grows best in gravelly sandy, alkaline soils, with no leafmold.


Notes:    Dwarf, early April flowering Trillium. Often locally rare and endangered. Grows in crevices of limestone rocks or at their base; and in gravelly sandy, alkaline soil on the highpoint of a floodplain or riverbank (not in hard clay)..

Notes 2:   Native to Michigan.

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