Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1553

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in rich soils of cove over calcareous rock, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

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

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon (or yellowish)
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Green
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium recurvatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Prairie Trillium, Prairie Wake-robin