Brook Wakerobin (Pseudotrillium rivale)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Pseudotrillium rivale Accepted
Trillium rivale Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Spring ephemeral
Other: The above ground parts of Trilliums are scapes with three large, leaf-like bracts with the true leaves reduced to underground papery coverings around the rhizomes.
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Seeds are hydrophilic
Other info: Plants can be grown from seed, but it can take up to two years for fresh seed to germinate and another five to seven years for plants to bloom.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Trilliums are not bulbs and donít like drying out. They lose all living roots and will become limp and have little chance of surviving beyond the first season if bare rooted for any time.

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Location: Del Norte county, Ca. amongst the RedwoodsDate: 2009-04-01wild
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Location: Del Norte county, Ca. amongst the RedwoodsDate: 2009-03-29wild
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Location: Del Norte county, Ca. amongst the RedwoodsDate: 2011-03-31note the pollinator on lower plant
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Location: No.Calif amongst the RedwoodsDate: 2011-03-31wild in Del Norte
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Location: No.Calif amongst the RedwoodsDate: 2011-6-15seed pods
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 4:48 AM

"Pseudotrillium is a proposed monotypic genus of flowering plants containing the single species Pseudotrillium rivale, which is known by the common name brook wakerobin. The genus was proposed in 2002 on the basis of morphology and molecular evidence that suggest the plant should no longer be included in genus Trillium.

This species is endemic to the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon and northern California, usually on soils of ultramafic origin, such as serpentine.

Pseudotrillium rivale is a rhizomatous perennial growing up to 20 centimeters in height. The three bracts have generally lance-shaped blades up to 11 centimeters long borne on petioles. The blades are glossy blue-green with silvery venations. Atop the whorl of bracts is a single nodding non-fragrant flower with green sepals and pink-blushed white petals up to 3 centimeters long by 2 wide."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

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