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. Use care when planting trillium if young children are present.
Trillium flowers can have many meanings. Usually, this flower symbolizes spiritual embodiment and with a sense of conscientiousness. Often, white trilliums are used to symbolize the Christian Trinity. They can also symbolize beauty, purity, and recovery, too.