Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1559

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in cove forests, other rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Maroon or white
Pedicel 3-13cm long
Flowers below the leaves
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium vaseyi   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-03-006b:
Trillium erectum var. vaseyi   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Vasey's Trillium, Sweet Trillium, Sweet Beth