The native ranges of some of the species in the genus Trillium appear to be lacking but before I go flag a bunch of them for curation, let me ask here first. As an example, take the type species for the genus:
Trillium cernuum: Native to United States
I can’t say that’s false but it is misleading. I believe it should be:
Trillium cernuum: Native to North America
The species is native to Canada as well as the United States so I think “North America” is more appropriate than “United States.” Can/should we change this in the iNat database?
Actually I wish that potential identifiers were confronted with the following more specific geographical information:
Trillium cernuum: Native to eastern North America
I’ve reviewed dozens of observations from western North America with a suggested ID of a species that is native to eastern North America. (I haven’t looked yet but I assume there are misidentifications in the opposite direction as well.) Knowing a more specific native range for the species would be really useful to identifiers.
FYI, each of the species in the Trillium genus can be pigeon-holed into one of the following geographic regions (which can be verified via POWO):
Native to eastern North America
Native to western North America
Native to eastern United States
Native to western United States
Native to eastern Asia
Native to southern Asia
Native to southeastern Asia
To help prevent misidentification, can we somehow make this information available to identifiers?
Thanks in advance,