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Plant Details

Trillium vaseyi

Sweet Trillium, Vasey's Trillium, Sweet Beth

Scientific Name:

Trillium vaseyi

Common Name:

Sweet Trillium, Vasey's Trillium, Sweet Beth

Plant Family

Trilliaceae (Trillium Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Red, uncommon White

Size in Feet:

2

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

February - March - April

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Cove forests, other rich forests. This species is a Southern Appalachian endemic: w. NC and e. TN south to nw. SC, n. GA, and ne. AL, but extending south into the Coastal Plain of GA and 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:

Perhaps the largest trillium species, with the stems to 7 dm tall.

Emerging Plant

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Plants

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Bloom

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Bloom Close up

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Bloom f. elegans

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Seed Pod

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Size Comparison

The hand is 8.5" from wrist bone to finger tip

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Probable T. vaseyi X T. rugelii

Both parents are near by and note the long stamen and dark ovary.

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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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