OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Trillium cernuum   FAMILY Trilliaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium cernuum   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-03-005?:
Trillium cernuum   FAMILY Liliaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Nodding Trillium


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image of Trillium cernuum, Northern Nodding Trillium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trce_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Trillium cernuum   FAMILY Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium cernuum   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-03-005?:
Trillium cernuum   FAMILY Liliaceae

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

 

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1543

Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it im moist rich woods, seepage edges, damp forests with Fraxinus nigra and Ulmus americana, on mafic or calcareous substrates, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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shade ...Wet ...Moist

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

FLOWER:
Spring
White (rarely pink, maroon, or green)
Pedicel 1.5-3cm long
Flowers below the leaves
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Dark red
Berry

 

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