Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1555

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in rich woodlands and forests over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring
White or Maroon
Pedicel 1-1.5x length of sepals
Flowers below the leaves
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Dark reddish-purple
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium rugelii   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-03-005?:
Trillium cernuum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Nodding Trillium