Trillium Grandiflorum: Ohio's Official State Wild Flower
There are lots of different varieties of trillium found throughout Ohio. This woodland flower, trillium grandiflorum, is found in all 88 counties. In the early spring of 1987 the Trillium Grandiflorum was adopted by the Ohio legislature as the official state wildflower. It should be noted that Ohio also has an official state flower: the
Trillium grandiflorum is most commonly found growing in rich soils that are usually found in forests where the overhead canopy provides a filtered shade. It is easily recognized by its three-petaled white flowers, which bloom from late spring to early summer. It is an example of a spring ephemeral, a plant whose life-cycle is synchronised with that of the deciduous woodland which it favors.