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Trillium rugelii (Ill-scented wakerobin)
Cressler, Alan

Trillium rugelii

Trillium rugelii Rendle

Ill-scented Wakerobin, Ill-scented Trillium, Southern Nodding Trillium

Liliaceae (Lily Family)


USDA Symbol: TRRU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

6 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Apex: Acuminate
Leaf Base: Attenuate
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Scape up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AL , GA , NC , SC , TN

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Trillium rugelii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Trillium rugelii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Trillium rugelii


Record Modified: 2023-04-12
Research By: SET

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