Friday, November 8 – The Trillium erectum species complex of the Southern Appalachians
Presenter: Katherine G. Mathews, PhD,, Associate Professor of Biology & Director of the Herbarium, Western Carolina University
Kathy’s presentation covered the distinctive characteristics of six Trillium species native to the Southern Appalachian region and then focused on three taxa, Trillium erectum var. erectum (red-flowered), T. rugelii, (white-flowered), and T. erectum var. album (white-flowered) and their putative hybrids. More information can be found in Christina Pampkin Stoehrel’s thesis.
A link to the Herbarium can be found here.
Kathy has given us permission to post her talk, which you can access here: