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Trillium sessile

Sessile Trillium, Toad Trillium, Sessile Toadshade

Scientific Name:

Trillium sessile

Genus:

Trillium

Species Epithet:

sessile

Common Name:

Sessile Trillium, Toad Trillium, Sessile Toadshade

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Trilliaceae (Trillium Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Rich forests, in NC limited to very rich soils of natural levees and lower slopes along the Roanoke River. Rare in NC Coastal Plain.

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, G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank G4G5.

Habitat

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Mark Rose

Plants

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Mark Rose

Bloom

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Mark Rose

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Flora of North America
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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