The fragrant white or pink flower of this common Trillium droops on its short, curving stem until it nods, usually below the whorl of very broad leaves, where it is quite hidden from view. The stalk is rather slender, and grows from eight to twenty inches high, in the shade of rich, moist woods. The petals of the rather large flower are tapering and wavy-edged, and are rolled prettily backward. The calyx is light green, and the nodding, egg-shaped fruit is red-purple when ripe. The flower blossoms from April to June and may be found from Nova Scotia to Ontario, and Minnesota and south to Georgia and Missouri.