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Yellow Trillium - Trillium luteum Hardy Planting Zones- 4-9 Sun or Shade - Full to Partial Shade Mature Height - 12-16" Mature Width- 12" Bloom Season - Mid to Late Spring (April to June) Gardener Status- Beginner

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Yellow Trillium – Trillium Luteum

Yellow Trillium - Trillium luteum

Yellow Trillium is an exciting perennial with delicate yellow flowers atop a unique three leaf arrangement. The foliage of this shade tolerant plant is a soft green, speckled with an irregular silver-ish pattern. Blooming in late spring, the Yellow Trillium – also called the Wake Robin – is a hardy plant that resists deer. It grows well across multiple zones and performs best with well-draining loamy and acidic soil. This muted beauty is a rare commodity as, unlike other wildflowers, each bloom only leaves one seed, which is often eaten by foraging wildlife. Buy this conversation-starting addition to your property.


Yellow trillium, also know as yellow wakerobin and its official name, Trillium luteum, is a small flowering plant native to the Great Smoky Mountains. It can also be found all over North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia. It is also isolated in a few location in other states such as Michigan and Maryland. The plant grows to about a foot and a half tall and features three wide leaves complemented by a single flower in the middle. The flower blooms in April and May and requires an average amount of sunlight. The flowers do very well in just a small amount of shade. The flower flourishes best in soil that is well-drained, rich, and hummus. The yellow trillium makes a great addition to any garden, especially as a corner piece due to its unique, upward pointing design. The gardener who makes use of the yellow trillium need not worry about insecticides either because the plant is not a target for bugs. However, do not try to clone or transplant the flower because it is likely to not survive the process. The trillium is in the Liliaceae family making it a relative of lilies. Due to the flower attracting robins, one of the many names for the trillium is the wakerobin, announcing to the world that it is time to welcome robins into the area. Trillium was used by the Native Americans for its medicinal purposes, and it is still used by some people today. The root of some types of trillium can be used as an antiseptic, diuretic, and an emmenagogue. When boiled, the roots can also be used to treat diarrhea and dysentery. The leaves are known to be applied to ulcers for the purpose of a poultice. It can also be applied to the eye to reduce swelling and to the joints to soothe aches and pains.

 

 

 

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