Trilliums are part of the lily family and are called tri-flower, wakerobin, birthroot. Like other wildflowers, they don't transplant well. But, mice and ants carry the seeds back to their nests, ingest them, excrete them and they stay protected through the winter, where they germinate the next season.
Trillium grandiflorum are commonly found in the northeast and are the most easily spotted wildflower, mostly because the white petals stand out.
As early as 1918 trillium roots were made into a tonic that was used for medicinal purposes to treat bleeding and diarrhea.