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