Trillium viridescens

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Trillium viridescens
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Vulnerable (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Trillium
Species: T. viridescens
Binomial name
Trillium viridescens
Nutt., 1835

Trillium viridescens, the tapertip wakerobin[2] or Ozark trillium, is a spring-flowering perennial plant found in parts of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma,[3] Kansas, Texas and Louisiana.[4] It usually grows in rich deciduous forests and mountain ranges[5] where the soil is clayey and calcareous. The flower usually has bi-colored petals — purplish[6] near the base and green above — which stand upright at the junction of the three leaves. The species is 2 feet (0.61 m) high.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trillium viridescens". NatureServe Explorer. NatureServe. Retrieved May 2, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Trillium viridescens". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Thomas E. Hemmerly (2002). Ozark Wildflowers. University of Georgia Press. p. 114. ISBN 0-8203-2336-5. LCCN 2001047648. 
  4. ^ "Trillium viridescens". Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) occurrence data and maps. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Carl G. Hunter (2000). Wildflowers of Arkansas. Ozark Society Foundation. p. 44. 
  6. ^ Nathaniel Lord Britton; Addison Brown (1913). An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 1 (2nd ed.). Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 524.