Trillium vaseyi

Trillium vaseyi, the sweet wakerobin[3] or sweet beth, is a spring flowering perennial plant which is found only in the southeastern United States, primarily in the southern part of the Appalachian Mountains but with a few populations farther south.[2][4][5][6][7]

Trillium vaseyi
Trillium vaseyi, The Sugarlands, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee - 20070326.jpg
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Trillium
T. vaseyi
Binomial name
Trillium vaseyi
Harb., 1901
  • Trillium erectum var. vaseyi (Harb.) H.E.Ahles
  • Trillium vaseyi f. album House

Sweet wakerobin has among the largest flowers in the trillium family, with red petals up to 7 cm long. It grows in rich woods, sometimes on riverbanks but other times on steep slopes.[8]


  1. ^ "Trillium vaseyi". NatureServe Explorer. NatureServe. Retrieved 2008-05-02.
  2. ^ a b "Trillium vaseyi". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  3. ^ "Trillium vaseyi". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  4. ^ Harbison, T. G. (1901). "New or little known species of Trillium". Biltmore Botanical Studies. 1 (1): 24. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  5. ^ Barksdale, Lane 1938. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 54(2): 285
  6. ^ Tropicos, Trillium vaseyi Harb.
  7. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  8. ^ Case Jr., Frederick W. (2002). "Trillium vaseyi". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 26. New York and Oxford – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

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