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Trillium sulcatum T.S. Patrick. Subgenus: Trillium. Southern Red Trillium, Barksdale’s Trillium. Phen: Apr-May. Hab: Coves and moist slopes. Dist: 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

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: 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.

Synonymy: = C, FNA26, K1, K3, K4, Tn, Va, W, Case & Case (1997), Floden & Knapp (2023), Patrick (1986), Patrick (2007); < Trillium erectum L. – F, G, S; < Trillium erectum L. var. erectum – RAB, WV

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image of plant© Will Stuart | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Will Stuart | Original Image ⭷


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