Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3409

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Uncommon

Look for it in moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon/ Green/ Yellow
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium underwoodii   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Underwood's Trillium


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JK Marlow    jkm100313_080

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

Petals narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate-obovate, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_084

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

A very conspicuous pale silvery-green streak along leaf midvein, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Trillium underwoodii

JK Marlow    jkm100313_092

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

Stamens are maroon, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_093

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

Leaves much longer than broad, with a long, evenly tapered, pointed apex, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).

image of Trillium underwoodii

JK Marlow    jkm100313_155

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

Leaves drooping, often touching the ground, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_160

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

The only erect Trillium w stem less than 2x long as sessile leaves, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_underwoodii_2

March        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_underwoodii_s

March