Monday, April 21, 2008

The Trilliums

Trillium grandiflorum was the first to bloom.

Followed by Trillium catesbaei that was located in another patch a bit further down the stream.

Now there are three Trillium species. So far. I had seen this group before. It looked like it had no flower buds and was not going to bloom. Looking closer today I saw some buds and then found the flowers hiding under the leaves.

I pulled the flowers up to the top of the leaves to get their picture.

Trillium number three, Trillium cernuum, the Nodding Trillium.


Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

They are so beautiful! You must not have a problem with deer.

Ki said...

Your trillium photos are beautiful. I especially like the nodding trillium. The coloration is just gorgeous. I see some leaves just poking from the ground but it will be a while before ours bloom so it's nice to see the ones you have. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Christopher C. NC said...

I'm hoping I may still find more species, particularly T.luteum, a yellow one and T. erectum, a red one. I've already seen some of the T. erectum just over the hill in the Kingdom of Madison.

MMGD we do have deer just not many. They prefer more open habitat and this is full on forest.

lisa said...

Nice trilliums! I have 5 cultivars, but this is another item I desire a full collection of....heh...among many, it seems. ;-)