Wild Trillium ( Trilllium grandiflorum),also known as wake-robin or birthroot. I am fortunate enough to have these beautiful native wild flowers growing on my property in the shady wooded areas. It is illegal in a few states (Washington being one of them) to pick or transplant trillium as it is a protected wildflower. Once the flower is picked it can take many years to recover. The plants have a perennial rootstock that was used medicinally by both Native Americans and early colonists. It is always such a delight to see them pop up here and there. Over the years we have had more show up each spring. This is my largest grouping so far. I am a little fearful for it's safety as the Hellebores seem to be creeping in. I will have to take care of that this fall when the Trillium are dormant.