Western Wake-robin (Trillium ovatum)

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By Kate Bryant March 16, 2010 Published in the April 2010 issue of Portland Monthly

BRING THE Pacific Northwest forest floor right into your yard with this starry white woodland jewel. The Western wake-robin’s perennial blooms spend their long life slowly turning pale pink and then deep rose. Its striking flowers thrive in full to partial shade. Well-adapted to Oregon’s dry summers, the wake-robin is excellent for eco-conscious gardens, like a dash of blush on a naturally beautiful face.

Get it: Tryon Creek State Park Trillium Festival and Native & Hardy Plant Sale (April 10­–11); 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd; 503-636-4398; tryonfriends.org

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