OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Trillium erectum var. album   FAMILY Trilliaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium erectum   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007)
Trillium erectum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-03-006a?:
Trillium erectum var. erectum   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Trillium erectum

 

COMMON NAME:
White-flowered Red Trillium


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image of Trillium erectum var. album, White-flowered Red Trillium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trer3_001_lvd

        

Apparently genetically distinct from T. erectum var. erectum, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Trillium erectum var. album, White-flowered Red Trillium

JK Marlow    jkm170413_569

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Stamens & ovary (cup) totally exposed. Sepals & petals (saucer) spreading, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).

image of Trillium erectum var. album, White-flowered Red Trillium

JK Marlow    jkm0405k_30

May    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

All Trillium erectum have a dark ovary, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Trillium erectum var. album   FAMILY Trilliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium erectum   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007)
Trillium erectum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-03-006a?:
Trillium erectum var. erectum   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Trillium erectum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4329

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare overall, but common in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Habitat: Wooded slopes, usually at low elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Pedicel 1-10+cm long
Flowers above the leaves
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Berry

 

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