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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Trillium species 3   FAMILY Trilliaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH in prep.
Trillium freemanii

INCLUDED WITHIN Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007)
Trillium ludovicianum

 

COMMON NAME:
Lookout Mountain Trillium


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image of Trillium species 3, Lookout Mountain Trillium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_ludovicianum_4

April        

Leaves more strongly mottled than T. cuneatum, some w faint silvery stripe, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).

image of Trillium species 3, Lookout Mountain Trillium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_ludovicianum_6

April        

Petals narrow (< 1/2" wide); ovary purplish; floral fragrance obnoxious, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Trillium species 3   FAMILY Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH in prep.
Trillium freemanii

INCLUDED WITHIN Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007)
Trillium ludovicianum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3425

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Rare, endemic to the Lookout Mountain region of nw. GA, se. TN & ne. AL

Habitat: Rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Berry

 

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