Yellow Trillium (Trillium luteum)


Trillium luteum, sometimes commonly called yellow trillium, grows up to 15″ high. An unbranched, naked stem is topped by three, evenly-spaced, sessile, lanceolate to rounded, dark green, hosta-like leaves (4″ long) that are often mottled. The flower (2″ high) features three erect, yellow petals and three narrow, greenish sepals and appears stalkless atop the center of the three-leaf whorl.