Trillium nivale

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyTrilliaceae
Family (Traditional)Liliaceae
GenusTrillium
Species:Trillium nivale Riddell
Common NameSnow Trillium
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Leaf Arrangement: whorled; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Petiole Type: subsessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 3; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: solitary; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 3; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Need more information; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 3; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 6; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 0
C value 9
StatusNative; KY[S1] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Jessamine (KY), Mercer (KY), DeKalb (TN), Putnam (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MDKY, APSC, EKY, HTTU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
MDKY00006380 Jessamine Kentucky
MDKY
Trillium nivale
TENN-V-0069842 Jessamine Kentucky
TENN
Trillium nivale
APSC0100152 Jessamine Kentucky
APSC
Trillium nivale
APSC0070346 Mercer Kentucky
APSC
Trillium nivale
31234100173937 Jessamine Kentucky Mary E. Wharton
EKY
Trillium nivale
HTTU021949 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Trillium nivale
HTTU021948 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Trillium nivale
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Plant Photos

Trillium nivale - Tara Littlefield
Trillium nivale - Tara Littlefield
Trillium nivale - Tara Littlefield
Trillium nivale - Tara Littlefield
Trillium nivale - Tara Littlefield
Trillium nivale - Tara Littlefield
Trillium nivale - Tara Littlefield
Trillium nivale - Tara Littlefield