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Trillium undulatum

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Painted Trillum
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:
1-2 ft.
Foliage:
Broadly egg-shaped leaves; stalked; taper-pointed at the tip
Flower:
V-shaped purplish pink marks toward the base of the white, wavy-margined, recurved petals
Site:
Rich, moist but well-drained soil; partial shade to shade
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: 2775

Trillium undulatum Trillium undulatum