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Trillium sessile

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Red trillum, Sessile trillium, Toadshade trillium
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Description:
Perennial herb; stem unbranched with 3 leaves at the top; flower solitary, either erect above the leaves or pendant on a curved stalk, 3-parted, white, yellow, pink, or maroon-purple; fruit a berry.
Season:
Spring
Height:
4-12 in.
Foliage:
Rich, moist woods and bottoms
Flower:
Three narrow, erect petals; .7 to 1.5 in. long; maroon, purplish brown to greenish yellow; stalkless; strong odor
Site:
Three stalkless oval to egg-shaped leaves; mottled shades of green
Poison Part:
Berries and roots.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: Young, unfolding leaves HARVEST TIME: Only collect leaves from areas you know have NOT been treated with pesticides. SAFE HANDLING PROCEDURES: Wash leaves in warm water to remove dirt and debris. Do not use dish detergent or any type of sanitizer. These products can leave a residue. Cook in boiling, salted water for ten minutes and serve like greens. SOURCE: Crowhurst, A. 1972. The Weed Cookbook. Lancer Books, Inc. New York, 190 pp.
Toxic Principle:
Toxicity unknown, but caution because of its relationship with known toxic plants.
Severity:
Causes only low toxicity if eaten.
Found in:
Forest or natural area in rich woods
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2773

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