OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Trillium maculatum   FAMILY Trilliaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium maculatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007)
Trillium maculatum

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-03-002:
Trillium viride   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Trillium sessile

 

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.

image of Trillium maculatum, Mottled Trillium, Spotted Trillium

JK Marlow    jkm100313_220

March    Grady County    GA

Wolf Creek Preserve

image of Trillium maculatum, Mottled Trillium, Spotted Trillium

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, Mottled Trillium, Spotted Trillium

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

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Trillium maculatum   FAMILY Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium maculatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007)
Trillium maculatum

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-03-002:
Trillium viride   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Trillium sessile

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1551

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont (an endemic)

Habitat: 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:
Winter/Spring
Maroon or yellow
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Berry

 

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