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Trillium vaseyi (Sweet trillium)
Baugh, James C.

Trillium vaseyi

Trillium vaseyi Harbison

Sweet Trillium, Sweet Wakerobin, Vasey's Trillium, Vasey's Wakerobin

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Trillium erectum var. vaseyi

USDA Symbol: TRVA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

22 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Scape up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Usually maroon or brownish red.


USA: AL , GA , NC , SC , TN

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From the National Organizations Directory

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

Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
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

From the Archive

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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