Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1545

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon, nearly endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it in moist coves over mafic or calcareous rocks, locally abundant in the vicinity of the Great Smokies , per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

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

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
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 luteum   FAMILY Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium luteum   FAMILY Liliaceae

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

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Trillium viride var. luteum

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Trillium, Yellow Toadshade, Lemon Trillium, Wax Trillium