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Plant Details

Trillium luteum

Yellow Trillium, Yellow Toadshade, Wax Trillium, Lemon-scented Trillium

Scientific Name:

Trillium luteum

Genus:

Trillium

Species Epithet:

luteum

Common Name:

Yellow Trillium, Yellow Toadshade, Wax Trillium, Lemon-scented Trillium

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Trilliaceae (Trillium Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Moist coves over mafic or calcareous rocks, locally abundant in the vicinity of the Great Smokies. Uncommon in NC Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Unusual Dark Foliage with Bud

Early Spring

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Bloom on the above Plant

Taken a few weeks later and note the loss of the dark coloring

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Plants

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Bloom

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Bloom

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Bloom

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Bloom

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Bloom

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Seed Capsule

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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