Yellow Trillium erectum
Has anyone seen the yellow variation of Trillium erectum of know anything about it? I just found some and was all like "how strange". I knew there was a yellow trillium but it is not common (or I think, native)in our area, and it seemed to be another color identical to the reds around it. In the same colony there were also pink. I looked it up and there are indeed light colored varietions.
The yellow Trillium luteum is quite different,mottled leaves and closed petals. Does anyone know if there are any other yellow native Trilliums and if their range extends to New York State?
Also does anyone know the genetics of the lighter colors? Appears to me to be a partial dominance probably effected by modifiers - or more likely more than one mutation at the same loci.
Here is a link that might be useful: Trillium Species