One of the most familiar and beloved woodland wildflowers is the trillium. Most botanists believe that the trillium belongs to a separate family of plants called Trilliaceae. Its close relatives are the genus Paris and Trillidium, neither of which is native to North America. Five or six species of trillium are found in eastern Asia, seven species in western North America and 35 species in eastern North America.
Ontario is blessed with several different species of trillium, including Ontario’s provincial flower, the great white-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum or “large-flowered” trillium). There is a certain simplistic elegance in three whorled leaves with a three-petaled flower (arising from the centre of the leaves). Trilliums grow from an underground rhizome, which often lies horizontally under the ground. Masses of roots extend downward from the rhizome.(googled
These three different colored trilliums we found on our walk in the woods couple of days ago.