Trillium discolor

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Trillium discolor
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1831 Illustration[1]

Vulnerable (NatureServe)[2]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Trillium
Species: T. discolor
Binomial name
Trillium discolor
Wray ex Hook.
  • Trillium sessile var. wrayi S.Watson
  • Trillium luteum var. latipetalum R.R.Gates

Trillium discolor, the mottled wakerobin,[4] faded trillium or small yellow toadshade, is a spring-flowering perennial plant.


It is native to areas of the Savannah River drainage system of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

It is locally common in rich woods within its restricted range, as at Steven's Creek Heritage Preserve and Lake Keowee.


Trillium discolor has a flower with pale yellow petals which stand upright at the junction of the three leaves.

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  1. ^ by Samuel Curtis and William Jackson Hooker, published in Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 58, Plate 3097
  2. ^ "Trillium discolor". NatureServe Explorer. NatureServe. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ "Trillium discolor". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 

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