Trillium vaseyi

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Trillium vaseyi
Trillium vaseyi, The Sugarlands, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee - 20070326.jpg
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Trillium
Species: T. vaseyi
Binomial name
Trillium vaseyi
Harb., 1901
  • Trillium erectum var. vaseyi (Harb.) H.E.Ahles
  • Trillium vaseyi f. album House

Trillium vaseyi, the sweet wakerobin[3] or sweet beth, is a spring flowering perennial plant which is found only in the southeastern United States, primarily in the southern part of the Appalachian Mountains but with a few populations farther south.[2][4][5][6][7]

Sweet wakerobin has among the largest flowers in the trillium family, with red petals up to 7 cm long. It grows in rich woods, sometimes on riverbanks but other times on steep slopes.[8]


  1. ^ "Trillium vaseyi". NatureServe Explorer. NatureServe. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ "Trillium vaseyi". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Harbison, Thomas Grant 1902. Biltmore Botanical Studies 1(1): 24
  5. ^ Barksdale, Lane 1938. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 54(2): 285
  6. ^ Tropicos, Trillium vaseyi Harb.
  7. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  8. ^ Flora of North America Vol. 26 Page 105 , sweet trillium, Trillium vaseyi Harbison