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Trillium undulatum

Painted Trillium, Striped Wake-robin

Scientific Name:

Trillium undulatum

Genus:

Trillium

Species Epithet:

undulatum

Common Name:

Painted Trillium, Striped Wake-robin

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, Pink

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing 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.

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

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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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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