Friday, April 30, 2010

Beauty in the Woods


Walking in the woods at this time of the year you will see dotted throughout the woodland the magnificent Trillium, Trillium grandiflorum.  This spring beauty is native to rich woods, thickets in Ontario, Quebec, wester Maine and New Hampshire as far south as Georgia.  This plant is protected here in Ontario as it is against the law to pick them.  It is also our Provincial emblem.




This one is the Purple Trillium, Trillium erectum.  If you wish to grow Trillium make sure you purchase it at a reputable nursery.  Mine grow under our front bay window where it is shady and cool.

6 comments:

Lori E said...

Wow a purple trillium. I had no idea. I don't think you are allowed to pick trilliums anywhere are you?

teresa said...

Really pretty. I have always thought they were such a pretty flower. I don't think I have ever seen them for sale around here. I have seen them in a friends yard, though.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Oh, I adore trillium!

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful pictures of the trillium, mine are just starting to bloom, only small buds. Have a wonderful weekend.

benchwarmer said...

wow, that's a beautiful flower. i've never heard of that flower before.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Valerie: Beautiful captures of the wild flowers, love the purple one.