Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3426

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Rare, endemic to SC's Kershaw-Richland counties along Wateree River, apparently

Look for it in rich bottomland forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

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

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon claw & green blade (bicolored petals)
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Spring
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Trillium oostingii   FAMILY Trilliaceae

Previously misidentified as
Trillium lancifolium

Previously misidentified as
Trillium lanceolatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Wateree River Trillium


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image of Trillium oostingii

Jerry Bright    jeb_041210_1

April    Kershaw County    SC

No flowering T. oostingii has been found to have petiolate leaves, per A New Sessile-flowered Trillium from SC. Phytologia (Gaddy, 2008).

image of Trillium oostingii

Jerry Bright    jeb_041210_2

April    Kershaw County    SC

Wider petals, shorter stamens, and shorter claws than T. lancifolium, per A New Sessile-flowered Trillium from SC. Phytologia (Gaddy, 2008).

image of Trillium oostingii

Jerry Bright    jeb_041210_3

April    Kershaw County    SC

Sepals may be strongly reflexed early & parallel to the ground at maturity, per A New Sessile-flowered Trillium from SC. Phytologia (Gaddy, 2008).

image of Trillium oostingii

Jerry Bright    jeb_041210_4

April    Kershaw County    SC

image of Trillium oostingii

Jerry Bright    jeb_041210_5

April    Kershaw County    SC

Sepals distinctly descending below the leaves' approximately horizontal plane, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Trillium oostingii

Jerry Bright    jeb_041210_6

April    Kershaw County    SC

image of Trillium oostingii

Bob Griffeth    rmg_img_1777

April        SC

image of Trillium oostingii

Bob Griffeth    rmg_img_1780

April        SC