• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Tep distinct, the sep herbaceous and generally green, the pet white or colored; stamens hypogynous; filaments mostly short; anthers linear, basifixed, sometimes with a prolonged connective; ovary trilocular, 3-lobed or 3- or 6-angled or -winged; style short or none; stigmas 3, ± elongate, usually divergent; fr a many-seeded berry; herbs from a usually short and stout rhizome, the erect stem bearing a single whorl of usually ample, ± net-veined lvs and a single large, terminal fl. Most spp. with white fls produce pink or rarely maroon forms, and spp. with maroon fls likewise have occasional forms with yellow, green, or more rarely white fls. 50, N. Amer. and e. Asia. Spp. 5–8 and 11–13 ± confluent.

  • Common Names

    trillium, wake-robin