Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1549

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in SC)

Look for it in rich coves & mesic slopes, also less typically on ridges over "rich" rock types, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

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

FLOWER:
Spring
White turning pink with age
Pedicel 1.5-10cm long
Flowers above 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 grandiflorum   FAMILY Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium grandiflorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-03-008:
Trillium grandiflorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Large-flowered Trillium, White Wake-robin, Great White Trillium, Showy Wake-robin