Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales
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Resembles T. ludovicianum, per Weakley's Flora (2023).
For detailed information., see A systematic and biogeographic study of Trillium (Melanthiaceae) (Lampley, 2021).
SYNONYMOUS WITH in prep.
INCLUDED WITHIN Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007)
Lookout Mountain Trillium, Ruby Falls Trillium, Freeman's Trillium
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Leaves more strongly mottled than T. cuneatum, some w faint silvery stripe, per Trilliums of Georgia (Patrick, 2007).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_t_ludovicianum_6
Petals narrow (< 1/2" wide); ovary purplish; floral fragrance obnoxious, per Trilliums of Georgia (Patrick, 2007).
Habitat: Rich forests, per Weakley's Flora
Native to Georgia
Rare (endemic to the Lookout Mountain region of nw. GA, se. TN & ne. AL)
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A single terminal whorl of 3 leaves
Flowers are sessile.
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