Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1544

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon, but locally abundant (rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in rich soils of cove forests, moist slopes, & bottomlands, usually over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

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

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon/ Yellowish
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Maroon-red
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium cuneatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-03-001a:
Trillium cuneatum var. cuneatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Trillium hugeri

 

COMMON NAME:
Little Sweet Betsy, Purple Toadshade