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