Arisaema triphyllum

: common in moist woods, swamps, bogs
: approx 3 feet
: 3 leaflets
: white, green or maroon, streaked
: Late April-June
: a cluster of red berries
: Distinct flower shape

More prominent mid-vein

Entire plant, showing leaves

Confusing Look-Alikes



Trillium spp.

: moist woods
: 1 - 1.5 ft, except for Snow Tri llium (6 in.)
: three, in a whorl
: found at the center of the whorl of leaves
: white, maroon, pink, yellow or green
: April- May
: a berry
: whorl of three leaves, flower is made of three petals

Large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) - white or maroon flowers

1, 2, and 3 leaved white trillium

Leaves form an equilateral triangle shape

Purple trillium (Trillium erectum) - maroon flower, leaves are stalk-less

Painted trillium (Trillium undulatum) - white with pink center, leaves are on petioles that come out of the center