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Plant Details

Trillium sulcatum

Southern Red Trillium, Barksdale's Trilliam, Furrowed Wake-robin

Scientific Name:

Trillium sulcatum

Common Name:

Southern Red Trillium, Barksdale's Trilliam, Furrowed Wake-robin

Plant Family

Trilliaceae (Trillium Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Red, White

Size in Feet:

1.5

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Coves and moist slopes. Primarily a species of the sedimentary rock Appalachians, T. sulcatum ranges from s. WV, sw. VA, and e. KY south to nw. NC (where it enters the Blue Ridge), w. TN, nw. GA, and ne. AL. Uncommon in NC Mountains.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Per Weakley "This species seems quite distinctive for its small, generally maroon flowers (with strongly sulcate sepals purplish as well), borne on very long pedicels. Petals maroon or white."

Emerging Plants

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In Bud

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Plants

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Bloom

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Close Up

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Four Petaled Bloom

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Form albolutescens plants

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Plant

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Bloom

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Form albolutescens plants

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Form albolutescens pink bloom

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Form albolutescens blush bloom

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Seed Capsule

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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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