Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1552

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare, endemic to a portion of Tallulah-Tugaloo river system in nw. SC & ne. GA

Look for it in acidic forests with hemlocks and heaths, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring
White turning pink with age
Flowers have pedicels.
Flowers above the leaves
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 persistens   FAMILY Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium persistens   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Persistent Trillium, Edna's Trillium