Trillium persistens

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Persistent Trillium
Persistent Trillium Photo.jpg
Persistent Trillium, Trillium persistens
Conservation status

Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Trillium
Species: T. persistens
Binomial name
Trillium persistens
Duncan, 1971

The Persistent Trillium (Trillium persistens) is a flowering plant in the genus Trillium of family Melanthiaceae (formerly Trilliaceae). The plant is also called the "persistent wakerobin".

Persistent Trillium is an endangered herbaceous perennial plant that grows to a height of 20–30 cm, with three leaves in a whorl near the top of the stem just below the flower; each leaf is broad lanceolate, 3–9 cm long and 1.5–3.5 cm broad. The white flower has three petals, each petal 2–3.5 cm long and 0.5–1 cm broad.

This plant has a limited range in parts of the United States in the states of Georgia and South Carolina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trillium persistens". NatureServe Explorer. NatureServe. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 

External links[edit]

Persistent Trillium photo and data sheet