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Trillium erectum Linnaeus. Subgenus: Trillium. Red Trillium, Purple Trillium, Stinking Willie, Stinking Benjamin, Wake-robin. 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

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Trillium erectum, Clay County, North Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Trillium erectum, Pisgah Ridge, Blue Ridge Parkway, Haywood County, North Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Trillium erectum (color complex), Stony Bald, Blue Ridge Parkway, Buncombe County, North Carolina 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Trillium erectum (color complex), Stony Bald, Blue Ridge Parkway, Buncombe County, North Carolina 5 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷

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