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Trillium simile

Sweet White Trillium, Jeweled Wake-robin, Confused Trillium

Scientific Name:

Trillium simile

Genus:

Trillium

Species Epithet:

simile

Common Name:

Sweet White Trillium, Jeweled Wake-robin, Confused 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, Yellow, Purple, Brown

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, May

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Very rich soils of slopes and coves over mafic or calcareous rocks, often also in or near seepage. 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:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Notes:

A Southern Appalachian endemic: Blue Ridge of w. NC, nw. SC, e. TN, and n. GA.

Habitat

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Plants

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Bloom

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Bloom Close Up

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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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