Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1550

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in rich forests over marble, limestone, and other calcareous substrates, floodplain forests, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon/ Greenish-maroon
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Spring
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium lancifolium   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-03-004:
Trillium lanceolatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Lanceleaf Trillium, Narrowleaf Trillium


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JK Marlow    jkm100313_024

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

Sepals abruptly deflexed between and below the leaves, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_026

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

Seedlings.

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JK Marlow    jkm120325_883

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_5006

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

Sepals abruptly spreading to reflexed, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).

image of Trillium lancifolium

Bill Sharpton    gws1550_a

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves borne in a descending or drooping manner, per Weakley's Flora.

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Harry Davis    hld1550_crw_0005

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Petals stiffly erect, extremely narrow; stamens arched over ovary, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).

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JK Marlow    jkm180408_248

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Stems purple below, green above, 10-30 cm tall, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_lancifolium_7

April        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_lancifolium_atlhis1

April    Fulton County    GA

Atlanta History Center

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_lancifolium_coosar5

April    Floyd County    GA

Coosa River Nature Center

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_lancifolium

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm080507_013

May    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves mottled, sessile, narrowly elliptic, 2-3" long, rarely > 1" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.