OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium stamineum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007)
Trillium stamineum

 

COMMON NAME:
Twisted Trillium, Helicopter Trillium


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image of Trillium stamineum, Twisted Trillium, Helicopter Trillium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trillium_stamineum_2

April        

The narrow, twisted, spreading petals resemble an airplane propeller, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium stamineum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007)
Trillium stamineum

 

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2808

Forb
Perennial

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in floodplains, on slopes, especially over limestone, 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 (rarely yellow)
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Purplish
Berry

 

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