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|Family: Melanthiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Trillium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Trillium chloropetalum (Torr.) Howell
Stem: 2--7 dm. Leaf: sessile, 7--21 cm, 7--18 cm wide, rounded to obtuse at tip, generally weakly +- brown-green-spotted. Flower: erect, sessile; odor generally sweet rose-like or +- spicy; sepals 3.5--6.5 cm, lanceolate; petals erect or leaning inward and +- concealing stamens, 6.5--10 cm, linear-oblanceolate to obovate, yellow to pink to dark purple, occasionally white; stamens 15--30 mm, tissue between anther sacs purple; ovary purple. Fruit: ovoid, obscurely 6-angled, red-purple, pulpy. Chromosomes: n=5.
Ecology: Edges of redwood forest, chaparral, generally moist slopes, canyon banks in alluvial soils; Elevation: 100--2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRI, CCo, SnFrB. Flowering Time: Apr--May Note: Highly variable; a population may contain many color variants.
Synonyms: Trillium chloropetalum var. giganteum (Hook. & Arn.) Munz
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal & Bryan D. Ness
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Trillium angustipetalum
Next taxon: Trillium ovatum
Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal & Bryan D. Ness 2017. Trillium chloropetalum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47218, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.