Saturday, April 26, 2008

Three Trilliums And A Little Jack

Starting with pure white, both large and small, the Trilliums have begun to deviate.

A faint pink blush.

This is indeed pink. These may be shades of Trillium cernuum in the after glow.

Trillium erectum is decidedly red.

No need to worry about relocating the same Jack In The Pulpits, Arisaema triphyllum. They tend to grow alone, not in large colonies, but they are scattered all over. They must like their privacy. They stay discretely covered.

Another peak inside.

There's Jack.


GardenJoy4Me said...

These are just beautiful shots .. love the Trillium (Ontario provincial flower) .. and that Jack .. now that is wow factor .. looks like "he" is dressed in a tuxedo ! LOL

Marie said...

Beautiful photos :)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Your "Jack" is stunning! Its coloration is so different from mine.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your Jack is much more colorful than the Jacks in our area. Just beautiful.

Christopher C. NC said...

Thanks ya'll. It sounds like I need to collect seeds of the Tuxedo Arisaema and make sure to increase their numbers. They'd make fine gifts.

I found some plain green ones too with less pronounced veining, but the pictures were a bit blurred. Next try I'll get them in focus.

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

What a collection of Trillium. Whenever I've stumbbled across them in the woods, there was always just one color.

Christopher C. NC said...

Jim so far I have found four species here. Of course in a nursery a few days ago I was eyeing Trillium luteum, a yellow petaled one, thinking I should buy it. I resisted--for now--.