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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium sessile   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sessile Trillium, Sessile Toadshade, Toad Trillium


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image of Trillium sessile, Sessile Trillium, Sessile Toadshade, Toad Trillium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trse2_001_lvd

        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium sessile   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

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2807

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in rich forests, in NC limited to very rich soils of natural levees and lower slopes along the Roanoke River, per Weakley's Flora

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

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

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

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon or green
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Dark green
Berry

 

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