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Sweet wakerobin
Trillium vaseyi, The Sugarlands, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee - 20070326.jpg
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
Conservation status

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
  • Trillium erectum var. vaseyi (Harb.) H.E.Ahles
  • Trillium vaseyi f. album House

Trillium vaseyi, the sweet wakerobin 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.

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.

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