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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picture of Trillium lanceolatum, image of Trillium lancifolium

JK Marlow    jkm100313_024

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

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

picture of Trillium lanceolatum, image of Trillium lancifolium

JK Marlow    jkm100313_026

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

Seedlings.

picture of Trillium lanceolatum, image of Trillium lancifolium

JK Marlow    jkm120325_883

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

picture of Trillium lanceolatum, image of Trillium lancifolium

Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_5006

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

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

picture of Trillium lanceolatum, 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.

picture of Trillium lanceolatum, image of Trillium lancifolium

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).

picture of Trillium lanceolatum, image of Trillium lancifolium

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.

picture of Trillium lanceolatum, image of Trillium lancifolium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_lancifolium_7

April        

picture of Trillium lanceolatum, image of Trillium lancifolium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_lancifolium_atlhis1

April    Fulton County    GA

Atlanta History Center

picture of Trillium lanceolatum, image of Trillium lancifolium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_lancifolium_coosar5

April    Floyd County    GA

Coosa River Nature Center

picture of Trillium lanceolatum, image of Trillium lancifolium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_lancifolium

April        

picture of Trillium lanceolatum, image of Trillium lancifolium

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.