Trillium lancifolium Raf. - Lanceleaf Wakerobin

Trillium lancifolium plant

Family - Liliaceae

Stems:

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Leaves:

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Inflorescence:

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Flowers:

Trillium lancifolium flower

Flowering - March - April.

Habitat - Wooded slopes, ravines.

Origin - Native to North America.

Other information - This species is found throughout much of Alabama. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its long, thin leaves and sessile flower.
The genus name Trillium comes from the Latin "trilix" meaning "triple" referring to the parts of the plant being in three's.
The species epithet derives from the Latin "lance" meaning "a lance" and "foli" meaning "a leaf" becasue of the lance-shaped leaves.

Alabama Distribution:

Trillium lancifolium map

Photographs taken in Auburn, AL., 4-16-05.


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