Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2808

Forb
Perennial

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in floodplains, on slopes, esp over limestone, per Weakley's Flora

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Purplish
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium stamineum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Twisted Trillium


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image of Trillium stamineum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_stamineum_2

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The narrow, twisted, spreading petals resemble an airplane propeller, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.