This wake robin is displaying its tripartite flowers in the Woodland Garden.
The genus Trillium is a member of the Melanthiaceae family, which also contains Paris and Veratrum. Members of this North American rhizomatous genus distinctly have their floral parts arranged in threes, hence the Latin name Trillium, and this can be clearly seen in the leaves and bracts of this species. T. albidum occurs in redwood forests, mixed woodlands and chaparral of the southwest and northwest United States, where it can carpet the woodland floor before the tree canopy develops and excludes light. Commonly called giant white wake robin, T. albidum produces stemless, three-petalled flowers with a pink throat, and thrives in humus-rich, moisture retentive soil in dappled shade.