Trillium stamineum

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Red trillium
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flower and foliage

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Trillium
Species: T. stamineum
Binomial name
Trillium stamineum
Harbison, 1901

Trillium stamineum, the Blue Ridge wakerobin,[2] propeller trillium or red trillium, is a plant in the trillium family, Melanthiaceae native to the southeastern United States.[3][4] Its natural habitat is calcareous woodlands.[5]


Trillium stamineum is a herbaceous plant with whorled, marbled, simple leaves, on short, green stems. It is found in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.[6] The flowers are dark red (some sources report more chocolate color), borne in spring.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Trillium stamineum". NatureServe Explorer. NatureServe. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Trillium stamineum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Harbison, Thomas Grant 1901. Biltmore Botanical Studies 1(1): 23
  4. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  5. ^ Chester, Edward (2015). Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee. 
  6. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  7. ^ United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile for Trillium stamineum
  8. ^ NC State University Factsheets