Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1547

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it on wooded slopes, usually at middle to high elevations, 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/Summer
Maroon or White, or yellow, green, or various intermediate shades
Pedicel 1-10+cm long
Flowers above the leaves
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Purple/Red
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium erectum   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-03-006a:
Trillium erectum var. erectum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wake-robin, Red Trillium, Stinking Willie, Stinking Benjamin