Trillium catesbaei

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Trillium catesbaei
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Apparently Secure (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Trillium
Species: T. catesbaei
Binomial name
Trillium catesbaei
Elliott, 1817
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Trillium catesbaei, also known as bashful wakerobin[3] or rosy wake-robin, is a spring flowering perennial plant found in the southeastern United States.[4][5] Like most trilliums, it prefers moist, humus-rich soil in shade.[2] Its northern limit includes the Great Smoky Mountains and other parts of North Carolina and Tennessee. Most of its populations are in the Piedmont from North Carolina to Alabama, under deciduous trees such as American beech, various oak and hickory species, and tulip poplar. Its southernmost natural occurrence is in Escambia County, Alabama.[4]

Trillium catesbaei is a perennial herb spreading by means of underground rhizomes. Stems are up to 45 cm tall, with white, pink, or rose-colored flowers that sometimes turn darker pink as they get older. Sometimes the flowers are hidden behind green or yellow bracts (hence the "bashful" part of one of the common names).[6]

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