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Is it illegal to pick a trillium flower in Ontario?
Last Updated: 27th February, 2020
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Thereof, what happens when you pick a Trillium?
Trillium is the flower no one should pick. WHILE TRILLIUM are beautiful to look at they are also extremely fragile, and picking them seriously injures the plant by preventing the leaf-like bracts from producing food for the next year, often effectively killing the plant and ensuring none will grow in its place.
Likewise, how often does a trillium bloom? For example, in the warmer USDA hardiness zones 8 and 9, species such as giant trillium (Trillium chloropetalum) bloom closer to the end of winter and into midspring, between February and May. Nearby species, like western trillium (Trillium ovatum), bloom slightly later, between late February and June.
Similarly, you may ask, are trillium flowers poisonous?
Although young, tender trillium leaves are nontoxic, North Carolina State University Extension reports that trillium roots and berries are mildly toxic, causing symptoms that are unpleasant but not severe or long lasting. The plant also creates problems for livestock, causing bloat and other symptoms.
Is it legal to transplant trilliums?
If you own property where they grow, you may transplant them, but first make sure you know which species they are and are not protected. A State permit is required to collect or transplant protected species. Yes, you can grow the rarer species of trillium if you obtain them from a nursery.