Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1548

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in moist coves over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White or maroon
Pedicel 4-12cm long
Flowers above or below the leaves
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium flexipes   FAMILY Liliaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Bent Trillium, Bent White Trillium, Bentstalk Trillium