Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Barksdale’s Trillium, Furrowed Wakerobin, Sulcate Toadshade

Barksdale’s Trillium, Furrowed Wakerobin, Sulcate Toadshade

Trillium sulcatum

Open shade, medium moisture level, humus-rich soil, slightly acidic pH.  16-20 inches height, blooms in spring, wine-red/purple flowers.

Germination Code:  F

Native Region:  Cumberland Plateau and Ridge and Valley provinces

This trillium is often found in a variety of petal colors which accounts for one of its common names, Rainbow Wakerobin.  It was originally classed with Trillium erectum but finally designated as a species unto itself.


One response to “Barksdale’s Trillium, Furrowed Wakerobin, Sulcate Toadshade

  1. ttennheat January 20, 2018 at 1:58 am

    Trillium is one of a few plants I can identify. I love the dark green leaves.

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