Trillium cuneatum

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 Trillium cuneatum subsp. var.  Sweet Betsy, Toad shade
Trillium cuneatum
Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring
Exposure: part-sun, shade
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 6 to 9
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Flower features: red, pink
Trilliaceae > Trillium cuneatum var. ,

Trillium cuneatum or Sweet Betsy is a flowering perennial plant which is native to parts of the southeastern United States that flowers in early March to mid April. It is also known as whip-poor-will flower, large toadshade, purple toadshade, and bloody butcher. The plant has three broad, mottled leaves surrounding a sessile, banana-scented flower.[1] The petals are erect and maroon, bronze, green, or yellow in color.[1] This wildflower prefers to grow in rich soils mostly upland woods, especially limestone soils, also in less calcareous sites. It is found at elevations of 50–400 meters (165–2300 feet).



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  1. 1.0 1.1 Carman, Jack B. (2001). Wildflowers of Tennessee. Highland Rim Press. p. 372. 

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