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Trillium cuneatum (Little sweet betsy)
Cressler, Alan

Trillium cuneatum

Trillium cuneatum Raf.

Little Sweet Betsy

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Trillium hugeri

USDA Symbol: trcu

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Trillium cuneatum is an ill-scented trillium of southeastern North America with large flowers up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) long and faintly mottled leaves.


From the Image Gallery

37 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 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr


USA: AL , GA , IL , KY , MS , 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:

Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
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 cuneatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Trillium cuneatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Trillium cuneatum


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

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