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Plant Details

Trillium undulatum

Painted Trillium, Striped Wake-robin

Scientific Name:

Trillium undulatum

Common Name:

Painted Trillium, Striped Wake-robin

Plant Family

Trilliaceae (Trillium Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White with Red

Size in Feet:

1.5

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Acidic soils of ridges, slopes, and bog margins, mostly at high elevations and often associated with Rhododendron, Tsuga, Pinus, or Picea. Common 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:

Weakley "Of all our species, this is the species best adapted to acidic soils. The leaves are distinctly petiolate, often ca. 1 cm long, and the leaves have a blue-green cast; populations often have a large number of “monilliums” – 1-leaved juvenile plants. Petals white with a red blaze."

Unusual Speciman

Note 4 sepals, petals, and leaves - an oddity!

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Habitat

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Bloom

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Plants

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Bloom with a pink blush

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Bloom f. enotatum

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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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