Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales
Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007)
Twisted Trillium, Helicopter Trillium
To see larger pictures, click or hover over the thumbnails.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_trillium_stamineum_2
The narrow, twisted, spreading petals resemble an airplane propeller, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia
NEW! Click here to see a map from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US showing range and abundance.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
A single terminal whorl of 3 leaves
Maroon (rarely yellow)
Flowers are sessile.
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p182
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p168
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p375
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p432