Trillium erectum var. erectum

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Found in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 98. Mentioned on page 97.
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Petals usually dark reddish maroon to purplish, fading purple with age, sometimes cream, yellow, pale green, pink, or white (see discussion).

Phenology: Flowering spring (early–late Apr and May).
Habitat: Cool, rich, moist, neutral to acidic soils of upland deciduous forests, mixed deciduous-coniferous forests, coniferous swamp borders
Elevation: 200–700 m

Distribution

N.B., N.S., Ont., Que., Conn., Del., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va.

Discussion

Variety erectum is more common than var. album over much of the species range, especially above 450 m; at lower elevations in the south it is largely replaced by var. album. Plants with yellow, pale green, pink, or white petals occasionally occur throughout the range.

References

None.

AuthorFrederick W. Case Jr. +
Elevation200–700 m +
HabitatCool, rich, moist, neutral to acidic soils of upland deciduous forests, mixed deciduous-coniferous forests, coniferous swamp borders +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering spring (early–late Apr and May). +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameTrillium erectum var. erectum +
Taxon parentTrillium erectum +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 26 +