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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium recurvatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Trillium recurvatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Prairie Trillium, Prairie Wake-robin, Recurved Trillium


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image of Trillium recurvatum, Prairie Trillium, Prairie Wake-robin, Recurved Trillium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trre5_001_lvd

        

image of Trillium recurvatum, Prairie Trillium, Prairie Wake-robin, Recurved Trillium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_recurvatum_6

April        

image of Trillium recurvatum, Prairie Trillium, Prairie Wake-robin, Recurved Trillium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_recurvatum_7

April        

Leaves distinctly petiolate, borne in an ascending manner, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Trillium recurvatum, Prairie Trillium, Prairie Wake-robin, Recurved Trillium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_recurvatum_9

April        

Petals 2-3x long as wide, with narrowed bases resembling claws, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Trillium recurvatum, Prairie Trillium, Prairie Wake-robin, Recurved Trillium

David Campbell    mdc_trillium_recurvatum

May    Catawba County    NC

This rich streamside flat is its only known occurrence in NC.

image of Trillium recurvatum, Prairie Trillium, Prairie Wake-robin, Recurved Trillium

David Campbell    mdc_trillium_recurvatum_b

May    Catawba County    NC

image of Trillium recurvatum, Prairie Trillium, Prairie Wake-robin, Recurved Trillium

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtrec_1

Month Unknown        

Sepals become sharply recurved and extend downward between petioles, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium recurvatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Trillium recurvatum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1553

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Rare

Habitat: Rich soils over calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
A single terminal whorl of 3 leaves
Leaves distinctly petioled

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon or yellow
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Green
Berry

 

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