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Trillium vaseyi Harbison. Subgenus: Trillium. Sweet Trillium, Vasey’s Trillium, Sweet Beth. Phen: Late Apr-early Jun. Hab: Cove forests, other rich forests. Dist: 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

ID notes: Perhaps the largest trillium species, with the stems to 7 dm tall. Petals maroon or white.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FNA26, K1, K3, K4, S, S13, Tn, W, Case & Case (1997), Floden & Knapp (2023), Patrick (1986), Patrick (2007); < Trillium erectum L. var. vaseyi (Harb.) H.E.Ahles – RAB

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Trillium vaseyi (possible hybrid complex), Pisgah National Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Jim Fowler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Trillium vaseyi, Rabun Bald, Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷


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