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Plant Details

Trillium rugelii [split from Trillium cernuum]

Southern Nodding Trillium, Ill-scented Wakerobin, Ill-scented Trillium,

Scientific Name:

Trillium rugelii [split from Trillium cernuum]

Common Name:

Southern Nodding Trillium, Ill-scented Wakerobin, Ill-scented Trillium,

Plant Family

Trilliaceae (Trillium Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Rich woodlands and forests over mafic or calcareous rocks. Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare in Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*)

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable (*)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Bloom

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Black Mountain, 23 April 2007
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Bloom

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Blooming Plant

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Black Mountain, 5 May 2007
© MB Baumeister

Bloom

Note how the stamen are shorter than the pistil.

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Seed Capsule

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Probable T. rugelii X T. vaseyi

Both parents are close by and note the long stamen and dark ovary

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America

Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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