Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1551

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in rich forests and floodplains, over calcareous materials such as coquina limestone ("marl") or on shell middens, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon/ Yellowish
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium maculatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-03-002:
Trillium viride   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mottled Trillium, Spotted Trillium


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Will Stuart    wil_5470173542_e7b257bc93

February    Alachua County    FL

Kanapaha Gardens

Narrow petal bases allow the stamens and anthers to be clearly visible, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_220

March    Grady County    GA

Wolf Creek Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_220b

March    Grady County    GA

Wolf Creek Preserve

Petals narrowed at the base but wider and somewhat spoon-shaped above, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Trillium maculatum

JK Marlow    jkm100313_222

March    Grady County    GA

Wolf Creek Preserve

Leaves are mottled green and beige, borne at the top of a purplish stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_maculatum_mb_101

March        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_maculatum_14

March        

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JK Marlow    jkm130406_928

April    Aiken County    SC