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Plant Details

Trillium discolor

Pale Yellow Trillium, Mottled Trillium, Pale Trillium, Small Yellow Toadshade.

Scientific Name:

Trillium discolor

Genus:

Trillium

Species Epithet:

discolor

Common Name:

Pale Yellow Trillium, Mottled Trillium, Pale Trillium, Small Yellow Toadshade.

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Trilliaceae (Trillium Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, 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, May

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Rich cove and bluff forests, restricted to the Savannah River drainage. Rare 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

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Notes:

In NC it is restricted to a few sites along the Whitewater and Thompson Rivers. Petals pale yellow, with maroon or greenish claws.

Bud

with pollen dusting

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Buds

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2 - 3 year old seedlings

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Plants

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Plant

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Habitat

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Habitat

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Habitat

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Silver leafed form in bud

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Silver leafed form in bloom

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Seed Capsule

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Split Seed Capsules Showing Seeds

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras
Southeastern Flora
Flora of North America


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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