The white trillium is a beautiful wildflower that is endangered in my home state of Maine.
The plant has quite a long lifespan; the plant takes about 17 years to mature and can live over 70 years. Native to the United States, White trillium typically grows in the temperate understories of deciduous forests in Eastern North America (Hanzawa et. al. 1993). This geographical range includes growth of the plant from Maine to Ontario, and south throughout the Appalachian Mountains in Georgia and Arkansas (USDA). Currently listed as an endangered plant in the state of Maine and vulnerable plant in the state of New York (USDA). This is most likely from overconsumption of large, reproductive plants by White-Tailed Deer as well as the lengthy growth period. Thus it is illegal in many states and provinces to pick the White trillium.
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