Trillium pusillum Michaux var. pusillum . Subgenus: Delostylis. Phen: Late Mar-May; Jun-Jul. Hab: Ecotones of calcareous savannas and swamp forests in the lower Coastal Plain. Dist: Endemic to the outer Coastal Plain of e. NC and e. SC.
ID notes:T. pusillum is somewhat reminiscent of a tiny T. grandiflorum.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: The Trillium pusillum complex is currently undergoing study by Susan Farmer, Ed Schilling, and Aaron Floden; preliminary analyses show that the published varieties are "good" at varietal or higher rank, and that the recognition of additional taxa is warranted.
Other Comments: The T. pusillum complex has a wide but very fragmented range, involving most of the Southeastern states. Petals white to pink.
Synonymy: = K4; = Trillium pusillum Michx., sensu stricto; < Trillium pusillum Michx. – G, RAB, S, Patrick (1986), Timmerman-Erskine, Dute, & Boyd (2002); < Trillium pusillum Michx. var. pusillum – C, F, FNA26, K1, K3, Case & Case (1997)