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Little Sweet Betsy, Toadshade Trillium - Trillium cuneatum

Family: Liliaceae - Lily family Genus Common Name: Trillium Native Status: Native
Trillium cuneatum - Little Sweet Betsy, Toadshade Trillium. The sessile, stalked trilliums are known as Toadshades.

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Trillium cuneatum

Distribution of Trillium cuneatum 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, 22 Feb 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-April-11Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
Nikon D60
Trillium cuneatum cuddling with a fern
Trillium cuneatum

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2010-April-14Photographer: Cindy Williamson
Nikon D40
1/60f/6.3 ISO400
Sigma 18-200mm Zoom
200mm (300 equiv) Flash: Yes
Trillium cuneatum occasionally has green petals rather than the more common maroon ones.
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Trillium cuneatum

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