Trillium albidum ssp. parviflorum

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  • Scientific Name: Trillium albidum ssp. parviflorum
  • Family: Melanthiaceae
  • Common Names: small-flowered trillium, small-flowered wakerobin
  • Previous Names/Misapplications: Trillium parviflorum, Trillium chloropetalum.
  • Codon: TRIALB
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Taxonomy

Trillium albidum ssp. parviflorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Phylum: Spermatophyta
Subphylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Lilianeae
Order: Liliales
Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Trillium L.
Species: Triodanis albidum ssp. parviflorum V.G. Soukup

Description

Perennial herbs bearing solitary, sessile flowers subtended by a whorl of 3 leaves. Sepals 3, distinct or nearly so and persistent, petals 3, white to creamy white, occasionally pink to purple-tinged at base. Ovary superior, 3-celled; stigmas 3. Stamens 6. Leaves sessile, obscurely mottled. Fruit a many-seeded, berrylike capsule.[1]

Bloom Period

March-May

Distribution

West Cascades, Pierce County, WA, South to northern Willamette Valley.

Habitat

Moist lowland forests, Oak-ash woodlands, thickets.

Propagation

Grows readily from seed in gardens.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hitchcock, C. L., Cronquist, A., Giblin, D., & Legler, B. et al. (2018). Flora of the Pacific Northwest: an illustrated manual. Seattle: University of Washington Press