Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1549

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in SC)

Look for it in rich coves & mesic slopes, also less typically on ridges over "rich" rock types, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

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

FLOWER:
Spring
White turning pink with age
Pedicel 1.5-10cm long
Flowers above the leaves
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 grandiflorum   FAMILY Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium grandiflorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-03-008:
Trillium grandiflorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Large-flowered Trillium, White Wake-robin, Great White Trillium, Showy Wake-robin


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trgr4_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm070324_005

March    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_grandiflorum_s

March        

Sepals 3-6cm long, 1.8-2.5cm wide, horizontally spreading, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Craig Myers    cam_whitepinktrillium

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The widely flaring, ruffled white petals quickly fade to pink, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Harry Davis    hld1549_crw_0735

April        NC-TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Petals overlap at the base to form a strongly funnel-shaped flower, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of white-flowering Trilliums

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JK Marlow    jkm0404i_03

April    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

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JK Marlow    jkm0404j_07

April    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

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JK Marlow    jkm0504m_28

April    Polk County    NC

Leaves without stalks, blades widest below middle, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).

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JK Marlow    jkm120426_672b

April    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flowers above leaves; anthers straight, pale yellow, concealing young ovary, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).

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JK Marlow    jkm140418_303

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm140418_310

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Kevin Adams    kcatrilliumgrandiflo_w14

April        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Ron Lance    rwl_tgrandiflorum

April    Jackson County    NC

Flowers resemble trumpets, flaring outward from a tube-like base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Tim Spira    tpstgrandiflorum

April        

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Tim Spira    tpstgrandiflorum5

April        

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Bill Sharpton    gws_largeflwrtrillium

April?        NC-TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park