Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1542

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in bottomland forests, mesic slopes, cove forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
A single terminal whorl of 3 leaves
Petioles 3-12mm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink/ White turning darker pink with age
Pedicel 1-6cm long
Flowers below the leaves (rarely above)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium catesbaei   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-03-007:
Trillium catesbaei   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Catesby's Trillium, Rosy Wake-robin, Bashful Trillium, Rose Trillium


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JK Marlow    jkm120326_966

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves with small stalks, the blades broadest near the middle, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).

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Harry Davis    hld1542_crw_6013

April    Pickens County    SC

Roadside

Anthers irregularly twisted outward; pollen egg-yolk yellow, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm0404s_24

April    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Pedicel declined below the leaves (rarely erect), per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm0404s_26

April    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Petals strongly reflexed above the tube; anthers curved outward, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).

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JK Marlow    jkm0504g_36

April    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

Some say that the "Jones Gap Trillium" is an erect form of Trillium catesbei.

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JK Marlow    jkm0504h_28

April    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0504k_13

April    Henderson County    NC

Has tendency to nod, but not always, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm0504l_31

April    Henderson County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm120414_981

April    Pickens County    SC

Twin Falls

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Tim Spira    tpstcatesbaei1

April        

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk1542_a

April?        

Flowers with wavy-margined, recurved petals and bright yellow anthers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm080507_029

May    Greenville County    SC

What do you call a four-leaf four-petaled trillium?

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JK Marlow    jkm100514_054

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Ovary white, sharply to obscurely angled, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120512_717

May    Greenville County    SC

Leaves taper at the base to a short stalk, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_catesbaei

May        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_catesbaei_22

May        

Sepals are falcate (strongly arched) and often purplish, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_catesbaei_24

May        

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Steve Marlow    snm140519_087

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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Steve Marlow    snm140519_087b

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Anthers somewhat twisted, curved outward, stigmas joined into a short style, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).


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