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Trillium flexipes

Bent Trillium, Bent White Trillium, Declined Trillium

Scientific Name:

Trillium flexipes

Genus:

Trillium

Species Epithet:

flexipes

Common Name:

Bent Trillium, Bent White Trillium, Declined Trillium

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, Purple

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

April

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Moist coves over mafic or calcareous rocks.mostly west of the Blue Ridge, but scattered in the Blue Ridge of NC, and disjunct east of the Blue Ridge in DE, PA, and MD. 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:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SC-H: Special Concern: Historical (*Key)

Buds

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Plant

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Plants

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Bloom

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Bloom Close up

Apr 2007

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Bloom Close Up

Same root as above, Apr 2009

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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