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Paris thibethica
Common Name: Paris Family: Trilliaceae (The Trillium Family)

Paris thibethica
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Paris is a Trillium relative from Asia with particular appeal for collectors who love unusual woodlanders. It has quiet yet beautiful flowers on a trillium-like plant. The stem is circled by a single whorl for four to seven mid-green leaves which is echoed by the flower with its own whorl of green bracts subtending threadlike yellow-green petals, golden stamens and a dark purple ovary. It is topped with a purple-black berry in late summer and fall. Part shade in rich soil.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
North Central and Eastern Asia
Native Habitat:
Forests, thickets, grassy and shady places, hillsides along ravines; 1100--3600 m. China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia (Siberia).

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourGreen 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread4-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5b-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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