Trillium simile

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Jeweled wakerobin
Jeweledwakerobin.jpg
Trillium simile

Vulnerable (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Trillium
Species: T. simile
Binomial name
Trillium simile
Gleason, 1906
Trillium simile in the USA.svg
U.S. distribution of Trillium simile

Trillium simile, the jeweled wakerobin,[2] is a spring-flowering perennial plant which is native to southern parts of the Appalachian Mountains in southeastern United States (Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina).[3][4] It is also known as sweet white wake-robin, sweet white trillium and confusing trillium.

Trillium simile prefers to grow in moist humus-rich soils in mature forests at the edges of Rhododendron thickets and at edges of the forest. It is found at elevations of 500 - 700 meters (1,640 - 2,300 feet).[5][6]

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