One of the first and most plentiful Trilliums to bloom in the spring, the Prairie Trillium is often overlooked in our Michigan woods by the shear number of flowering Great White Trillium on the forest floor.
The Prairie Trillium has upright maroon blossoms without stalks, mottled green leaves, and grows to 12-18 inches tall. I’ve only seen single Prairie Trilliums in southeast Michigan, I’ve never seen them en masse.
I saw this Prairie Trillium on the trails around the University of Michigan Dearborn Environmental Interpretation Center. I love the maroon color of the flower!