Trillium catesbaei Elliot

Bashful Wakerobin, Catesby's Trillium

Family: Melanthiaceae

Genus: Trillium

Category: Perennial

Size: To 20" tall

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


White to pale pink flowers, to 1.5" in spring. Leaves in whorls of three on a green to purple stem.


Published in Sketch Bot. S. Carolina (Elliott) 1: 429 in 1817. Elliott cites Catesby's Natural History Volume I Plate 45. (Also cited as Trillium cernuum L. in Sp. Pl. 1: 339-40 in 1753 but now considered a separate species.)

Distribution: "Pendleton County": headwaters of Saluda and Savannah rivers, South Carolina (Southeastern U.S.A., Northern America)


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