Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1543

Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it im moist rich woods, seepage edges, damp forests with Fraxinus nigra & Ulmus americana, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
A single terminal whorl of 3 leaves
Leaves sessile to subsessile

FLOWER:
Spring
White (rarely pink, maroon, or green)
Pedicel 1.5-3cm long
Flowers below the leaves
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Dark red
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Trillium cernuum   FAMILY Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium cernuum   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-03-005?:
Trillium cernuum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Nodding Trillium