Trillium erectum Linnaeus. Subgenus: Trillium. Phen: Apr-early Jun; Jul-Aug. Hab: Wooded slopes, usually at middle to high elevations. Dist: NB, QC, and MI south to w. NC, nw. SC, n. GA, e. TN, IN, and se. WI.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: In a limited study, Trillium erectum var. album was apparently as genetically distinct from T. erectum var. erectum as are other members of the Trillium erectum complex (K.G. Mathews, pers. comm., 2006). Additional study is needed.
Other Comments: Petals maroon, yellow, green, or various intermediate shades.
Synonymy: < Trillium erectum L. – C, G, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, S, Va, W, Case & Case (1997), Patrick (1986), Patrick (2007); > Trillium erectum L. var. album (Michx.) Pursh – FNA26, Il, Pa, Tn; > Trillium erectum L. var. blandum Jennison – F; < Trillium erectum L. var. erectum – RAB, WV; > Trillium erectum L. var. erectum – FNA26, Il, Pa, Tn; >< Trillium erectum L. var. erectum – F; > Trillium erectum L. var. rubrum Clute