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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trde6_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_flexipes_1

March        

Petals are white (rarely maroon), spreading, and broadly lance-shaped, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_flexipes_12

March        

Ovulary is white to light pink and strongly 6-angled, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4888b

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Filaments shorter than the creamy anthers; ovary with prominent stigmas, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).

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Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4913

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

White-to-pink, protruding, flask-shaped ovary, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4930

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

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JK Marlow    jkm090405_006

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Leaves are green, sessile and broadly rhombic, from 3-6" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm090405_016

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Flower on a 1.6-5" stalk that may extend above or bend under the leaves, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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David Campbell    mdc_trillium_flexipes

April    Polk County    NC

Unlike T. grandiflorum, this corolla is not funnel-shaped, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtflexipes_cherokfm999

May    Knox County    TN