Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3410

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Uncommon (rare in SC)

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:
Winter/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 decipiens   FAMILY Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium decipiens   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Chattahoochee Trillium, Deceptive Trillium


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JK Marlow    jkm100313_181

March    Jackson County    FL

Sepals erect, green to maroon, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_184

March    Jackson County    FL

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_190

March    Jackson County    FL

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_198

March    Jackson County    FL

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

image of Trillium decipiens

JK Marlow    jkm100313_199

March    Jackson County    FL

image of Trillium decipiens

JK Marlow    jkm100313_202

March    Jackson County    FL

Petals overlapping at the base, hiding the stamens & ovary, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_206

March    Jackson County    FL

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_208

March    Jackson County    FL

Stem 2.5-3 times as long as the leaves, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_211

March    Jackson County    FL

Leaves mottled w 3-5 shades of green and a silvery streak along midvein, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Trillium decipiens

JK Marlow    jkm100313_214

March    Jackson County    FL

6 stamens, yellow, with vertical pollen sacs (anthers) along both sides, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_decipiens

April