Trillium decipiens

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Trillium decipiens
Normal color Trillium decipiens, Jackson Co. FL

Vulnerable (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Trillium
Species: T. decipiens
Binomial name
Trillium decipiens
J. D. Freeman, 1975

Trillium decipiens, also known as Chattahoochee River wakerobin[2] and deceiving trillium, is a spring-flowering perennial plant. It occurs mostly near the Chattahoochee River[3] in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Scattered populations are found elsewhere in these three states, all within the Atlantic Coastal Plain or Gulf Coastal Plain. Rich deciduous woods of bluffs, ravines, and alluvial land provide its most favored habitat.

Its stemless flower has three purple, brown or green (rarely yellow) petals which stand upright at the junction of the three strikingly mottled leaves. It is one of the earliest trilliums, often starting to bloom in January or February.

Yellow variant of Trillium decipiens, Jackson Co. FL


  1. ^ "Trillium decipiens". NatureServe Explorer. NatureServe. Retrieved July 4, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Trillium decipiens". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Trillium decipiens Retrieved March 18, 2015.

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