Trillium persistens

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Persistent trillium
Persistent Trillium Photo.jpg

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

Trillium persistens, the persistent trillium, is a North American species of flowering plants in the genus Trillium of family Melanthiaceae (formerly Trilliaceae). The plant is also called the persistent wakerobin.[2][3]

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.[4]

This plant has a limited range in parts of the United States in the northeastern Georgia and northwestern South Carolina.[5]


External links[edit]

Persistent trillium, data sheet and photo