Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2809

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Look for it in coves and on moist slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon or white
Pedicel more than 2x length of sepals
Flowers above the leaves
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Maroon
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium sulcatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Red Trillium, Barksdale's Trillium