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Name: Anita
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Lioba
Jun 25, 2017 9:03 AM CST
I found a huge trillium, flower fading, in an area I am clearing. There is another but smaller one. Can I transplant them in a similar woody area it is accustom to?

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Legalily
Jun 25, 2017 9:07 AM CST
Anita when we moved I dug and transplanted mine across town and they've done great. Just make sure you get all of the dirt around them so they aren't as shocked. Good luck Crossing Fingers! I have Great White and Yellow and both did well.
These are how they survived the move
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 25, 2017 9:13 AM CST
It looks more like jack-in-the-pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum, than a Trillium.

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crawgarden
Jun 25, 2017 9:26 AM CST
Agreed, think it looks like Jack in the pulpit, the veining in a trillium leaf is more parallel with the center vein vs more perpendicular on the jack in the pulpit, both cool plants.
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Name: stone
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stone
Jun 25, 2017 9:37 AM CST
Jack in the pulpit transplants, but probably not as easily as trillium.
Likes moisture, up in new York, probably easier to provide than here, but maybe wait until the leaves are turning yellow, to be safe.
Mark the spot well, they are slow to come out of dormancy in spring.
Name: Anita
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Lioba
Jun 25, 2017 10:43 AM CST
Should have known Jack in the Pulpit. I saw the leaves and got excited and the brain went. I'm happy then it has a greater chance of transplantation. I hope I remember. I have another plant that needs to be transplanted then too.

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Jun 25, 2017 12:29 PM CST
I should have put on my glasses or I would have realized it was a Jack in the Pulpit D'Oh! and I did move those too nodding
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