A solitary three-petaled blossom unfurls from a stem about a foot off the ground. The pure white flower is collared by three large leaves. This type of trillium is native to Western North America. It likes moist soil and full to partial shade. During the life of the flower, the color slowly changes from white to pink, and then to maroon.
During the first year, the flower pedals are narrow and come to a point at the tip. With each passing season, they become broader with a more rounded end.
Although these flowers would make a lovely bouquet, picking them should be avoided. The trillium matures very slowly. It can take up to two decades before it reaches the stage where it can produce blossoms. Picking the flowers may interrupt blooming for another seven years.