Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1558

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in SC)

Look for it in acidic soils of ridges, slopes, & bog margins, mostly at high elevations & often associated with Rhododendron, Tsuga, Pinus, or Picea, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
A single terminal whorl of 3 leaves
Petioles 3-20mm long

FLOWER:
Spring
White (with inverted red "V")
Pedicel 1.5-5.8cm long
Flowers above the leaves
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Red
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium undulatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-03-010:
Trillium undulatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Painted Trillium, Striped Wake-robin