Friday, April 9, 2021

Trillium, from this morning

A delectable clump of freshly emerged Large-flowered Trillium, Trillium grandiflorum, Ohio's state wildflower. A good choice, it was.

I visited a magical sandstone canyon in the Hocking Hills this morning that was carpeted with trillium. A more impressive display of these stunning wildflowers would be hard to find.

Trillium carpet a rich wooded slope. The Large-flowered Trillium is bookended by a typical Red Trillium, T. erectum (L), and a a cream-colored form of the same. Inestimable numbers of both species occur here, including probably every flower variant of Trillium erectum: red, cream, yellow, white, and greenish.

Spring is hard to beat.


Woody Meristem said...

Beautiful flowers, here the deer have eaten all the white trillium.

Unknown said...

My daughter recently moved to an old farm near West Salem with a couple of nice ravines, with hundreds of white trillium! I was so happy to see them.

Great Blue Heron, with ornamental plumes

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