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Catesby's Trillium, Bashful Wakerobin, Rose Trillium - Trillium catesbaei


Family: Liliaceae - Lily family Genus Common Name: Trillium Native Status: NativeMonocot Perennial Herb
Trillium catesbaei - Catesby's Trillium, Bashful Wakerobin, Rose Trillium. The yellow anthers make a quick differentiation with the nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum), which have pink anthers.

Found in:
AL, GA, NC, SC, TN

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Distribution of Trillium catesbaei in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 30 Apr 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Big Frog Trail, Polk County, TN Date: 2004-May-07Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
The yellow anthers make a quick differentiation with the nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum), which have pink anthers.
Trillium catesbaei

Site: Big Frog Trail, Polk County, TN Date: 2009-May-09Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/60f/5.6 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv) Flash: Yes
Among the common names for Trillium catesbaei are Bashful Wakerobin because the blossom hides beneath the three leaflets, making it more difficult to spot from above the plant.
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Trillium catesbaei

Site: Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2011-April-19Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D7000
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
The petals of Trillium catesbaei are sharply recurved.
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Trillium catesbaei

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