Trillium catesbaei Elliott
Bashful wakerobin, Catesby's trillium, Catesby's wakerobin, Bashful trillium
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: TRCA11
One somewhat nodding, stalked, pink or white flower with strongly curved-back petals and leaves in threes.
This beautiful pink trillium of the southeastern Piedmont and the adjacent Appalachian slopes may be confused with Large-flowered Trillium (T. grandiflorum), which has white flowers that turn pink with age. The flowers of Catesbys Trillium, however, face downward, and the sepals are narrower and more sickle-shaped than those of Large-flowered Trillium, which has upright flowers. The species name honors Mark Catesby (1679-1749), an English naturalist.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , GA , NC , SC , TN
Native Distribution: North Carolina south to Georgia and west to Alabama and Tennessee.
Native Habitat: Woodlands.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
From the ArchiveWildflower Newsletter 1987 VOL. 4, NO.1 - One Million Bequest Announced, Lady Bird Johnson On Celebrating Four Years, Spri...
Wildflower Newsletter 1993 VOL. 10, NO.2 - Berry Browsing in the Backyard, Director\'s Report, Essays on Trillium\'s, Natio...
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Trillium catesbaei in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Trillium catesbaei in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Trillium catesbaei
MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-08-18
Research By: TWC Staff