Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2923

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

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LEAVES:
Simple
A single terminal whorl of 3 leaves
Leaves sessile to very short-petiolate

FLOWER:
Spring
White turning pink with age
Pedicel 0.5-2cm long
Flowers above 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 pusillum +   FAMILY Trilliaceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium pusillum +   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-03-009:
Trillium pusillum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Least Trillium, Virginia Dwarf Trillium


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Mark A. Musselman    mam_dwarftrillium031406b

March    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

The most significant population in SC is in Francis Biedler Forest, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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Mark A. Musselman    mam_dwarftrillium032210

March    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

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Mark A. Musselman    mam_dwarftrillium032210a

March    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

Pollen light yellow, anthers purplish-green between anther sacs, per Weakley's Flora.

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Mark A. Musselman    mam_dwarftrillium032505a

March    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

Enitre plant less than 8" high, usually smaller, with narrow blunt leaves, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).

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Will Stuart    wil_6859598330_2f40aa3659

March    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Sepals about as broad as the petals or broader, obtuse, per Weakley's Flora.

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Will Stuart    wil6859598330_384b630e55b

March    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Anthers purplish-green between the anther sacs, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm090411_009

April    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

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Will Stuart    wil_16903871510

April    Anson County    NC

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

Leaves of var. pusillum are horizontal to declining, and relatively narrow, per Weakley's Flora.