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Plant Details

Trillium discolor

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

Scientific Name:

Trillium discolor

Common Name:

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

Plant Family

Trilliaceae (Trillium Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

March - April - May

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

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

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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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